marine borer


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marine borer

n
(Animals) any mollusc or crustacean that lives usually in warm seas and destroys wood by boring into and eating it. The gribble and shipworm are the best known since they penetrate any wood in favourable water. See also piddock
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Probabilistic procedure for design of untreated timber piles under marine borer attack.
ACZA treated samples displayed significant mass losses over the 7-year exposure period even though no marine borer attack of the higher retention samples occurred.
Preservative-treated wood used in shore facility applications such as timber piling can also experience rapid deterioration due to fungal decay and marine borer damage (13).
The major visual defects were splits, decay, and marine borer damage.
Benefits such as high resistant to rot, decay, and marine borer attack are driving the market demand.
Next they tested for Trametes versicolor (a white rot fungus), Tyromyces palustris (a brown rot fungus), subterranean termite, and marine borer, and the results showed that among the three tested woods, pine had the greatest resistance to white rot and brown rot fungal attacks, and the polystyrene wood had much greater resistance than untreated wood to brown rot fungi, white rot fungi, subterranean termite, and marine borer attacks.
However, it was revealed that the pilings of the pier were severely comprised by Marine Borer Worms and had become unsafe.
Marine borers began to flourish as an unintended consequence of the Environmental Waterways Act of 1975 in which the federal government mandated the clean up of our waterways.
Its heartwood is highly resistant to attack by fungi, marine borers and dry-wood termites, and that makes the wood popular for marine and ship construction.
Uses for muninga include boatbuilding and the wood is considered durable with a high resistance to termites and marine borers.
Hammers' plastic marine pilings, which were recently installed at Pearl Harbor Submarine Base and the Port of Los Angeles, are used for piers or docks and are resistant to marine borers (worms) which destroy wooden marine pilings.
Karri is susceptible to the elements and to attack by fungi, marine borers or termites.

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