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
      Biology
      Microbiology
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE