Corrosion: One of the biggest challenges in airframe maintenance
Airframe corrosion, and the efforts to maintain a robust corrosion prevention and control program, can be a significant and hidden cost for any operator. While advancements have been made, multiple protective measures can still fail sequentially over time allowing corrosion to occur. AeroPel NPL offers the aviation industry a 21st century solution to turn corrosion into history!
An example of Corrosion Inhibiting Compound (CIC) failing and flaking off from the substrate because of extreme operating conditions.
An example of fuselage skin & frame corrosion damage. Moisture sequentially penetrated CIC, primer, and chemical conversion.
Fuselage Skin Damage
An example of fuselage skin corrosion damage caused by exhaust vent moisture that sequentially penetrated the organic-based topcoat, primer, and chemical conversion.