- Left: Military helicopters get exposed to sea salt spray
- 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.
- LEFT 1: Jackscrew treated with oil based lubricant after water contact.
- LEFT 2: Jackscrew after contact with water and two weeks normal operation after application of SuperCORR A
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. Jackscrews 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 screwjacks so an oil based lubricant was previously applied during the daily maintenance.
- LEFT : SuperCORR Ais 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 Afor several years, with excellent results. Read more.
- SuperCORR Ais approved for use on the U.S. Air Force’s 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.
Corrosion Protection For Military Applications
SuperCORR A is recommended by commercial and military aircraft manufacturers for electrical and close mechanical application, especially where salt fog and sea to mountain flights regularly occur.
Meets MIL-DTL-87177B (Revised MIL-L-87177A) specifications and has industry approval from NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S Air Force, U.S. Navy, Polish Airforce, UK Royal Navy and the Royal Norwegian Air Force amongst others.
Prevents the corrosive damage to electronics and other surfaces caused by exposure to the Sulfur dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), Ammonia (NH3), Chlorine based gases (CL12) based gases in Class III mixed gas tests as well as the thermal decomposition by product of HFC-227ea used in fire suppression systems, Hydrogen Fluoride (HF).
- LEFT : SuperCORR Ais used by the U.S. Navy on P 3 Orion electronic surveillance aircraft.
- Application of SuperCORR Ato 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 Aeliminated this problem.
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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