Accession Number : ADA337097
Title : Fungal Degradation of Military Assets.
Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV
Personal Author(s) : Little, Brenda ; Wagner, Patricia ; Lavoie, Dennis ; Ray, Richard
PDF Url : ADA337097
Report Date : NOV 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 15
Abstract : Three case histories of bio-deterioration due to fungi are reviewed. Fungal accelerated deterioration has recently been documented in aircraft fuel storage tanks, painted interior surfaces of helicopters, and wire high-lines stored in humid environments on wooden spools. In addition to the obvious aesthetic problems requiring expensive. labor intensive amelioration, growth of fungi can cause microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC).
Descriptors : *MILITARY AIRCRAFT, *CORROSION, *FUNGI, *FUEL TANKS, *PAINTS, *AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, *MICROBIOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTS, DEGRADATION, SURFACES, CASE STUDIES, HELICOPTERS, INTERNAL, STORAGE TANKS, DETERIORATION, ACCELERATED TESTING, MICROORGANISMS, HIGH HUMIDITY, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY).
Subject Categories : Aircraft
Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE