Accession Number : ADA023488


Title :   The Corrosion Control of Fastening Systems for Aircraft Carrier Steam Catapults


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 5 Apr 1973-3 Jan 1975


Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR ENGINEERING CENTER LAKEHURST NJ SHIP AND SHORE INSTALLATIONS ENGINEERING DEPT


Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Edward


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a023488.pdf


Report Date : 31 Mar 1976


Pagination or Media Count : 131


Abstract : Various coating systems were evaluated by short term screening tests and long term environmental tests. These coating systems were selected for applicability on threaded fasteners for an aircraft carrier deck environment not exceeding 200 F. Additional coating systems and a corrosion resistant alloy were similarly evaluated for applicability at 700 F for steam pipe flange fasteners. The results of the overall program strongly indicate the desirability of thick protective coatings (greater than 0.5 mil), elastic sealants, and corrosion resistant alloys. Additionally, some design changes in existing hardware are recommended in order to minimize corrodent entry and accumulation. (Author)


Descriptors :   *CATAPULTS , *AIRCRAFT CARRIERS , *CORROSION INHIBITION , *FASTENINGS , OXIDATION , PROTECTIVE COATINGS , STEAM , SEALING COMPOUNDS , BOLTS , PLATING , SHIP DECKS , CORROSION RESISTANT ALLOYS , SCREW THREADS , ELECTROPLATING , COATINGS , HIGH TEMPERATURE , SALT SPRAY TESTS , LOW TEMPERATURE , CORROSION


Subject Categories : Fabrication Metallurgy
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE