Corrosion Control

Corrosion Control Controlling corrosion damage through effective inspection and treatment By Joe Escobar September 2001 The average age of the aircraft in use today is getting older. Many mechanics are maintaining aged aircraft and...


Preventing physical contact
Another way to prevent the onset of corrosion is to prevent physical contact between the anode and cathode. This is accomplished by applying a barrier between them. This can be in the form of primer, sealant, or other types of films.
Repair work, if not performed carefully, can set up corrosion areas. All metals should be treated as required. In addition, applying sealant between the metals and on the rivets during installation can be effective preventative measures.
This article has touched briefly on corrosion issues. Developing and implementing a corrosion control program is an essential part of any aircraft operation, helping to ensure that this structural cancer doesn’t progress into catastrophic results.

The Source

Additional resources....
FAA Advisory Circular 43-4A — Corrosion Control for Aircraft

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