Proceedings of the Workshop on Requirements for Aircraft Corrosion Control Held in London on 10-15 April 1983
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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At this workshop relatively short presentations were made by specialists in the areas of procurement and design specifications, manufacturing and maintenance practice, costs and future efforts each series of papers was followed by a discussion period. There were differing opinions on the continued use of magnesium alloy castings by the UK. However, the relatively complex protection procedures for successfully combating corrosion and damage were described by the British in some detail. On the question of the prohibition of chromates and cadmium, the general consensus was that no overall satisfactory alternatives have been forthcoming. Several speakers referred to the difficulty of getting good feedback on corrosion problems. Efforts to combat this difficulty appear to have been achieved with some success in the US Navy by the introduction of a system whereby trained maintenance personnel at three levels are required to report back to a data collection system. The cost of corrosion prevention and maintenance proved a difficult subject for discussion. No clear answer was available as to the extent procurement personnel would be prepared to pay for extra protection.
- Administration and Management
- Properties of Metals and Alloys
- Fabrication Metallurgy