Advantages of FEVE Fluoropolymer Topcoats for New and Existing Bridges
In this one-hour course, we will discuss the ability of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats to resist UV degradation, corrosion and the ill effects of chemical exposure for both new bridges and maintenance re-coating of existing bridges. We will review the real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE fluoropolymer coatings in Japan, where they are used extensively on bridge infrastructure. We will also compare the life-cycle cost advantages of FEVE coating systems to the costs of other coatings, even though FEVE systems have higher initial costs.
- Compare FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats with conventional coating formulations
- Review the outstanding weathering and corrosion resistance that FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats offer based on accelerated and real time testing
- Discuss shop and field applications for new construction and maintenance of existing FEVE bridge topcoats
- Substantiate life cycle cost advantages and environmental benefits of FEVE coatings for bridges