Anti-fouling paint is commonly applied as a protective coating on steel structures in the marine environment; one of the anti-fouling paint materials is silyl acrylate copolymer which can hydrolyse with seawater and form leaching layers to release biocide pigments. This study evaluates a three-layer paint comprised of epoxy primer, polyurethane, and silyl acrylate anti-fouling on carbon steel plates through polarization measurements and a salt spray test. Linear polarization measurements are carried out on an unscribed specimen with a potential range of -1.0 to 1.0 Volts. The salt spray test is conducted on scribed specimens, lasts 168 hours, and involves periodic visual observation. The polarization analysis shows pseudo-passive behavior in a system that represents, first, the less protective passive layer of primer and, second, the progressive erosion of a leaching layer of the anti-fouling paint which exposes a new layer beneath. The salt spray test shows that the three-layer paint has poor corrosion resistance in the atmospheric environment indicated by peeled layers and the occurrence of underfilm corrosion since the 48-hour test period.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Jul 2019|
|Event||2nd International Seminar on Metallurgy and Materials, ISMM 2018 - Tangerang Selatan, Indonesia|
Duration: 25 Sep 2018 → 26 Sep 2018