Copper naphthenate performance: A new way to look at old data

IRG/WP 00-30215

C R McIntyre

Although copper naphthenate has over a 50-year test history, it is still considered as a "new" preservative in the United States when it is used for utility poles. It has also been extensively used in remedial treatments for poles and has considerable retail or over-the-counter sales. The test history includes a number of different tests and a rationale for evaluating this data and comparing the performance of copper naphthenate to other common pole preservatives is presented. Thus, the efficacy of copper naphthenate can be easily summarized.


Keywords: COPPER NAPHTHENATE; EFFICACY; POLE PERFORMANCE; STAKE TESTS; WOOD PRESERVATIVES

Conference: 00-05-14/19 Kona, Hawaii, USA


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