Thermal spray committee of Japan Association of Corrosion Control (JACC) has been conducting a corrosion test of thermal sprayed Zn, Al and Zn-Al coatings at coastal area since 1985. Twelve kinds of sprayed coating were deposited onto steel pipe by arc- and flame-spraying at varied thickness and subjected to various post-spray treatment. The samples were set vertically into the seawater at a port 80 km south from Tokyo. Corrosion performance were inspected annually by recording the appearance and coatings' thickness at sea air-, splash- and tidal-zones. No significant changes were observed for five years exposure. After 7 years, however, Zn coatings with and without sealing started to suffer degradation in the immersed portion. Contrary to this, Al and Zn-Al coatings still exhibit superb corrosion performance. The test will be continued till 2001 to finish a 15 years field test. This paper reports the summary of corrosion performance of sprayed coating during the first 10 year period.

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