U.S. Marine Corps Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPAC) Program Overview
MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS COMMAND QUANTICO VA
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OSD sponsored study found Cost of Corrosion to DoD is 22.4B a year Annual Cost to Marine Corps Ground Equipment is 700Myr 2005 Effects Service Life, Readiness and Total Ownership Costs. Marine Corps Order 4790.18 MISSION To establish an effective CPAC program to extend the useful life of all Marine Corps tactical ground and ground support equipment. OBJECTIVE Mitigate the Impact of Corrosion on USMC Assets through a comprehensive CPAC Program Existing Assets Assessment, Treatment and Prevention New Procurements Implementing corrosion control in the design stage testing of design prototypes Research and Development Engineering Better products and processes to combat corrosion.
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