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In a message dated 97-03-25 12:20:02 EST, you write:

>But I wonder, when I see brand new
>>seawater structures just starting construction that are using epoxy
>>coating.  I ask myself what these very experienced engineers know that I
>>do not.  Why are they still using epoxy coating when there are so many
>>negative studies our there on the subject?

I think these applications utilize primarily high performance concrete(such
as mixes with silica fume or flyash, low W/C ratio, and extra cover), with
the epoxy coating as an added line of corrosion delay.

Gary Chock,S.E.

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