ASTM-D5618 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Barnacle Adhesion Strength in Shear

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Standard Test Method for Measurement of Barnacle Adhesion Strength in Shear




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.


antifouling; barnacle adhesion; shear strength; Adhesion--paints/related coatings/materials; Antifouling coating system; Barnacle adhesion; Biofouling-resistant coatings; Nontoxic foul release surfaces; Screen analysis; Shear testing--paints/related coatings/materials; ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

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06.02 (Paint -- Products and Applications; Protective Coatings; Pipeline Coatings)

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87.040 (Paints and varnishes Including coating powders, paint coatings and protective paint systems)

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1994 R11 EDITION



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Publication Date

June 15, 2011

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Test Method

Page Count

2 pages

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