Accession Number:

ADA110997

Title:

Air Force/Industry Repairable Potting Materials Workshop,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

213.0

Abstract:

The ALCs reported that significant quantities of potted electronic modules are discarded simply because it is impossible to repair them. These reports indicate that millions of dollars worth of electronic assemblies or subassemblies are condemned each year because of their inaccessibility to repair. In situations where the module may be de-potted there are too many different types of potting materials and solvents involved. The Air Force has been plagued for years with steadily expanding quantities of potting materials until there are presently several hundred different stock listed compounds and solvents in the inventory. The maintenance and storage of these solvents necessary for the removal of the different potting materials are very expensive. The Repairable Potting Materials Workshop provided an information exchange between customers and manufacturers of potted electronic assemblies for airborne and ground based electronics. The results of this workshop indicate that the Air Force will definitely benefit from standardization of potting materials for electronic assemblies. The reduction in maintenance and condemnation will result in an Air Force cost savings of millions of dollars per year. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE