Accession Number:

ADA533760

Title:

Protecting Stored Critical Parts from Corrosion and Heat Damage

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

COCOON INC NORTH HAMPTON NH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The GAO has identified corrosion as the single largest controllable cost in the weapons system life cycle with more than 20B spent annually to fight the effects of. In 2003, the GAO report on Corrosion in the DoD GAO-03-753 estimated that the Armys 2,770 helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft require 4B in corrosion repair annually this translates to 1.4MM per aircraft per year in corrosion-related repair costs Provide shelters and humidity-controlled protection for equipment stored outside. A previous research task showed reduction in corrosion by a factor of 65 from protected storage over uncovered storage. DoD Report to Congress on Long-term Strategy to Reduce Corrosion and the Effects of Corrosion, Table III-2 Storage in controlled temperaturehumidity buildings is of course, ideal.

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE