Accession Number : ADA322263

Title :   Developmental Assist Program for the Evaluation of Dry Air Dehumidification.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 11 Mar-29 Aug 88,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR TEST CENTER PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : Jump, J.

PDF Url : ADA322263

Report Date : 10 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Dry Air Dehumidification is presently being used by European North Atlantic Treaty Organization military forces on operational aircraft to reduce the relative humidity (RH) within the aircraft. The claimed result is the elimination of corrosion of airframes, avionics systems, and propulsion systems with accompanying improvements in systems reliability and availability, as well as lowered support costs. In an effort to improve readiness and reduce maintenance costs, NAVAIRSYSCOM has instituted a two phased program to evaluate this technology for use on operational Navy aircraft. Phase I consisted of identifying flow rates of dry air required to reach a stable RH.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *NAVAL AIRCRAFT, *DEHUMIDIFIERS, TEST AND EVALUATION, AVIONICS, AIR, CORROSION INHIBITION, COSTS, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, RELIABILITY, FLOW RATE, AIRFRAMES.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE