Accession Number : ADA139501

Title :   The Effect of Some Water-Displacing Corrosion Preventives on Corrosion of Aluminium Alloys 7075-T651 and 2024-T6,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Wilson,L ; Devereux,R S G

PDF Url : ADA139501

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The effectiveness of six commercial water-displacing corrosion preventive formulations (WDCP's) in inhibiting corrosion of two aluminum alloys used in aircraft construction has been investigated. Two solutions, 0.1 molar sodium chloride and 0.1 molar sodium chloride-0.18 molar aluminum chloride, were chosen to simulate aircraft service environments in the laboratory tests. Testing was done by treating specimens with WCDP's prior to exposure to the corrosive media and also by immersing specimens in the test media and then adding WDCP's to these solutions. Evaluation was by weight loss measurements and subsequent microscopic examination. In some of the tests. A novel method of estimating weight loss (during the course of a test) by analysis of small samples of solution was used. All six WDCP's tested were found to inhibit corrosion of the aluminum alloys significantly under the test conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Corrosion inhibition, *Corrosion resistance, *Aluminum alloys, Aircraft, Construction, Sodium chloride, Weight reduction, Laboratory tests, Australia

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE