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Aircraft  Corrosion

  • Left: Mobile Generator powering standby aircraft
  • While maintained aircraft can fly for decades, corrosion is an ever constant threat to the integrity of the aircraft. It is true that older airplanes need more attention and maintenance, an aircraft’s age has not been considered a safety factor.
  • A pilot’s training, qualifications, and fatigue are by far larger safety issues than the age of the aircraft, as long as the aircraft is undergoing frequent and prescribed maintenance checks. Checking for and preventing corrosion has be a very serious part of any maintenance program as well as that of the pilot doing his pre-flight inspections.
  • The thinning of an aircraft’s internal structure integrity and its outside aluminum skin by corrosion is one of the factors that reduce the life of aircraft. Corrosion is not only a very expensive problem it is also a very dangerous one.

maintenance of electrical connections

Case Study

  • LEFT : Use of SuperCORR A  for maintenance of electrical connections on Gas Turbines improves performance by reducing corrosion frettingMaintenance with
  • LP Gas Turbines are used throughout the world by extraction industries and manufacturing plants in remote and hostile locations for essential power production. Dusty and wet environments in deserts, mines, grinding mills, pulp and paper mills and on land or sea drilling rigs for gas and oil production. Turbines powering aircraft services while stationary connect and disconnect many times a day in extreme conditions. These applications and locations test connector sealing continuously allowing dust or water to penetrate. Read more.

mobile generator

Case Study

  • LEFT : Maintenance with SuperCORR A  improves electrical connections on mobile generators
  • Portable generators are used throughout the world by extraction industries and manufacturing plants in remote and hostile locations for essential power production. Dusty and wet environments in deserts, mines, grinding mills, pulp and paper mills and on land or sea drilling rigs for gas and oil production. Generators powering aircraft services while stationary connect and disconnect many times a day in extreme conditions. The flexing of the connecting cables allows sufficient movement between the metal surfaces of the connecting pins to produce fretting corrosion which reduces, interrupts or produces failures in supply.
  • Containing extremely long-lasting, proprietary anti-corrosive inhibitors SuperCORR A  aerosols provides superior lubrication and protects components against moisture, wear, general and fretting corrosion, this essential task can be carried out in any conditions quickly, easily and securely. Read more.

P 3 Orion

Case Study

  • LEFT : SuperCORR A  is used by the U.S. Navy on P 3 Orion electronic surveillance aircraft.
  • Application of SuperCORR A  to the flap tracks, jackscrews and asymmetry detector chains of the U.S. Navy’s entire P3 fleet, may save more than 40,000 maintenance man-hours per year.
    The cost saving when use is expanded to other areas will be significant. The jackscres extend and retract P-3 wing flaps. As the jackscrews are carbon steel, if any moisture is present corrosion develops within hours.  This corrosion results in additional wear and binding of the P-3 flap tracks and jackscrews. SuperCORR A eliminated this problem.

F-16 Fighter

Case Study

    • LEFT : SuperCORR A is used by the U.S. Air Force on the F-16 Fighter aircraft’s avionics and electronics systems connectors as well as all other air craft.
  • The U.S Air Force in conjunction with Air Force Research Lab, Batelle Labs, Sandia National Laboratories and a number of F-16 and F-15 squadrons tested SuperCORR A for several years, with excellent results.  Read more.
  • SuperCORR A  is approved for use on the U.S. Air Force’ F-16 and F-15’s as well as all other U.S. military aircraft as a lubricant and corrosion preventive compound to improve contact lubrication and prevent corrosion in all avionic, electronics, electrical systems, switches, connector’s and components. Using SuperCorr-A was found to improve aircraft reliability and mission capable rates as well as reducing maintenance Man-Hours there by reduces costs. SuperCorr-A has also reduces or eliminates False Alarms failures as well as No Fault Found problems in avionics and electrical systems and components and problems caused by Cadmium corrosion.
  • SuperCORR A  conforms to U.S. Mil-DTL-87177B (Formally Mil-L-87177A). The Air Force has calculated a cost saving of approximately $450 million, over three years, on the 150 F-16 aircraft based at different geographic locations around the U.S. Initial estimates indicate cost savings could reach $500 million annually for the entire F-16 fleet. Read More.

Boeing 737

Case Study

  • LEFT : Boeing 737 aircraft
  • Military and civil industry approval to use SuperCORR A  on the F-16, C-130, P-3 Orion, and the F-15, Boeing-737’s, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Bell Helicopters, Bombardier BD-700 series and Bombardier Challenger 300/350, Learjet 45, Legacy 650, Hawker- Beechcraft, and Northrop-Grumman to name but a few. SuperCORR A  is also being used at BAE Systems, Honeywell and Raytheon Systems to prevent corrosion from causing avionic, electronics, and electrical systems and components failures.

Corrosion Protection In The Aerospace And Aircraft Industries

Lubrication and protection for switches in the most hostile environments which are likely to be experienced in the aerospace industry. Protect components against moisture, wear, general and fretting corrosion, surface static electricity, corona, and other electro migration problems.

The types of corrosion that are seen in aircraft structures are:

  • Uniform corrosion
  • Pitting corrosion
  • Exfoliation corrosion
  • Intergranular corrosion
  • Microbial corrosion
Further information

We can provide you with a Material Safety Data Sheet, independent laboratory reports, product samples or technical assistance. For more information or advice please contact us by telephone on +44 (0) 20 8281 6370 or use our contact form.

CORR-EX corrosion protection products are supplied and supported by EnviroTech Europe Ltd.  Manufactured in the United Kingdom and available on short delivery times through our dedicated team of distributors in Europe and the Middle East.

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