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):

Report Date:

1976-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

131.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE