In this one hour course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for both new bridges and maintenance re-coating of existing bridges.
We will review the decades-long history of real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE fluoropolymer coatings in Japan due to their extensive use on bridge infrastructure.
We will also assess the life-cycle cost advantages of FEVE coating systems despite their higher initial cost compared to other coatings.
-Define FEVE and discuss FEVE coating composition, history and unique weatherability properties
-Discuss real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE coatings that demonstrate their proven performance in terms of corrosion resistance, color/gloss retention, and long life
-Discuss guidelines for proper specification, ease of application and low maintenance needs of FEVE bridge coatings
-Quantify life cycle costs cost and sustainability benefits of FEVE coatings for bridges