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Significance and Use
This test method is designed as a screening test in the evaluation of coating systems and other materials designed to resist biofouling attachment.
The degree and type of barnacle fouling will vary according to the geographic location of test sites and the time of year when tests are implemented. Surfaces with known barnacle adhesive shear strength should be exposed to provide comparative data.
1.1 This test method covers the measurement of barnacle adhesion in shear to surfaces exposed in the marine environment. It is used to establish the ability of a surface to reduce biofouling adhesion. Surfaces with known barnacle adhesion strengths are included to serve as controls.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D3623 Test Method for Testing Antifouling Panels in Shallow Submergence
U.S. Military SpecificationsMIL-P-24441/1 Primer, Epoxy (Formula 150, Formula Sheet 24441/1) Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, DODSSP, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, http://dodssp.daps.dla.mil.
ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)