Accession Number : AD0250628

Title :   RUSTED COMPONENTS OF MATERIEL IN STORAGE

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : KING, J.C.

Report Date : 18 OCT 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : NCEL IS CONDUCTING A FIVE-YEAR STORAGE TEST PROGRAM TO EVALUATE VARIOUS STORAGE ENVIRONMENTS AND PRESERVATION LEVELS FOR MATERIEL UNDER THE BUREAU OF YARDS AND DOCKS TECHINICAL COGNIZANCE. SIMILAR PAIRED ITEMS WERE STORED IN DIFFERENT STORAGE ENVIRONMENTS-AN OPEN AIR SLAB, A SHED, A STANDARD WAREHOUSE, A 50( RH WAREHOUSE, AND A 40( RH WAREHOUSE. ONE OF EACH PAIR HAD LIGHT DO7ESTIC PRESERVATION TREATMENT, AND THE OTHER DULL CONTACT PRESERVATION TREATMENT) THE STORAGE PROTECTION OF EACH ENVIRONMENT IS DETERMINED BY PERIODIC CLASS II INSPECTIONS. RESULTS OF FOUR UEARS OF STORAGE SHOW THAT PROTECTION IS POORIN THE OPEN AIR, FAIR IN THE SHED, HGOOD IN THE STANDARD WAREHOUSE, AND BETTER IN THE RH WAREHOUSES. COMPARED TO DOMESTIC TREATMENT, CONTACT PRESERVATION DECREASES RUST INCIDENCE ABOUT 58( FOR OPEN AIR AND 50( FOR SHED AND STANDARD WAREHOUSE STORAGE. AFTER ONE MORE YEAR OF TESTING, ALL ITEMS WILL BE COMPLETELY DISASSEMBLED FOR A FINAL CLASS III INSPECTION

Descriptors :   *STORAGE, *WAREHOUSES, BOILERS, COATINGS, HUMIDITY, MATERIALS, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, NAVAL EQUIPMENT.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE