Accession Number : ADA331059

Title :   Cost-Effective and Environmentally Safe Corrosion Prevention for 2nd Marine Air Wing Support Equipment Using Desiccant Wheel Dehumidification (DEW).

Descriptive Note : Conference proceedings,

Corporate Author : MUNTERS CARGOCAIRE AMESBURY MA

Personal Author(s) : McCarthy, David J. ; Sandoval, Albert ; Miller, Harry

PDF Url : ADA331059

Report Date : 23 JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : To reduce corrosion, equipment users and designers have essentially three choices: change the material, coat its surface or keep the item dry. In an effort to reduce the cost and environmental impact of maintaining contingency support equipment, the 2nd Marine Air Wing (2nd MAW) has successfully utilized desiccant wheel dehumidification equipment to prevent corrosion by surrounding the material with dry air. 2nd. MAW has found this greatly reduces the need for petroleum-based coatings, lubricants and corrosion-inhibitors, which improves compliance with environmental program goals while reducing costs. The DEW program also allows the 2nd MAW to redirect scarce man-hours to in-service equipment, maintaining high optempo capability in spite of reduced manpower. In implementing this program, the organization has reduced the need for appropriations of either capital or operating and maintenance funds by using existing manpower, equipment and supplies.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *CORROSION INHIBITION, *DEHUMIDIFIERS, MAINTENANCE, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MOISTURE CONTENT, SAFETY, MARINE CORPS EQUIPMENT, LOW HUMIDITY.

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE