Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tyndall to test ceramic coating

Two test buildings at Tyndall. Air Force photo
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Air Force engineers and researchers are hoping to find out whether a ceramic coating can help the military reach energy savings goals. Engineers at the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency will test the coating in April using two nearly identical buildings. The ceramic coating product, which is flexible, has been around for 20 years, but was never mass marketed. It performs well in a lab setting, and if it does the same in the field it could have multiple applications in warm climates, possibly even in an expeditionary setting. (Source: AFCESA, 01/31/12)