Accession Number:

ADA612336

Title:

Atmospheric Corrosivity at Australian and Overseas Airbases and Airports

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION FISHERMANS BEND (AUSTRALIA) MARITIME DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Atmospheric corrosivity at 25 airbases and airports in Australia, and 71 overseas airbases and airports, has been measured directly using CLIMAT test samples or predicted using algorithms developed at DSTO. The atmospheric corrosivity at each location is classified as negligible, moderate, moderately severe, severe or very severe. These results will assist aircraft fleet operators to prioritise rinse, wash and maintenance schedules for ADF aircraft based on the time each aircraft has served in the various location corrosivity classifications. Aircraft spending significant time in locations near or at the upper end of atmospheric corrosivity severity can be given preference, if possible, when scheduling rinse, wash and maintenance operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Meteorology
  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE