Corrosion Basics Metal is a key component of nearly everything in our lives, from the flatware on our tables to the aircraft that fly us around the world.
Causes of Corrosion We will look closely at the mechanics behind
corrosive processes. Our goal is to arm you with the knowledge necessary to alleviate corrosive damage by understanding the contributing factors.
Types of Corrosion The different types of corrosion can be broken down according to the affected area
and the time frame. Degradation of the metal can either occur over a large area or over a small area.
Corrosion Removal Techniques The aim of this article is to help you determine the best corrosion removal technique given your aircraft's needs. With this understanding, you will be able to mitigate costs and extend your equipment's lifespan.
Corrosion Prone Areas The corrosion-prone areas on aircraft present unique challenges for inspection and corrosion-prevention treatment efforts. If left untreated, the increased susceptibility can lead to costly and time-consuming fixes.
What is a Corrosion Prevention and Control Plan (CPCP)? The service life of an aircraft is generally limited by metal fatigue caused by takeoff/landing and pressurization/depressurization cycles. For the average jetliner, that can translate to 25-30 years in operation. But metal fatigue is not the only factor.
How to Separate Dissimilar Metals The USS Independence, the Santa Barbara Oil spill, and 1980s corrosion at the Statue of Liberty all highlight the importance of understanding how dissimilar metals affect one another. Engineers and equipment operators must devise ways to separate them.
Proper Sealant Application Techniques The process of preventing corrosion caused by moisture and air begins with proper joint designs and the use of sealants that keep corrosive agents out. However, the efficacy of the sealant depends on the workmanship and the technique used when applying.