SURFACE CHEMICAL METHODS OF DISPLACING WATER AND/OR OILS AND SALVAGING FLOODED EQUIPMENT: PART 6-FIELD EXPERIENCE IN REMOVING SEAWATER SALT RESIDUES FROM AIRCRAFT COCKPITS AND AVIONICS EQUIPMENT
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Techniques developed for the cleaning and reconditioning of oil- and or saltwater-contaminated electrical and electronic equipment have been successfully applied to aircraft cockpits and avionics equipment. Aircraft cockpits, which had been flooded with saltwater, were filled with a detergent solution and cleaned with the aid of ultrasonic agitation from immersible transducers. Procedures have been developed to prevent the corrosion of equipment caused by saltwater contamination from fires or flooding. Equipment can thus be preserved pending cleaning and restoration. This emergency treatment consists essentially of washing with fresh water followed by the application of a water-displacing and rust-inhibiting compound.
- Solvents, Cleaners and Abrasives