Advantages of FEVE Fluoropolymer Topcoats for New and Existing Bridges

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.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Compare FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats with conventional coating formulations
  2. Review the outstanding weathering and corrosion resistance that FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats offer based on accelerated and real time testing
  3. Discuss shop and field applications for new construction and maintenance of existing FEVE bridge topcoats
  4. Substantiate life cycle cost advantages and environmental benefits of FEVE coatings for bridges
Available Regions: 
Continental US
Design Category: 
(09) Finishes
AIA Course Number: 
IAG09K