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Our Acuity corrosion team recently posted several research and product updates on the advances we’re making to mitigate and prevent corrosion. Full summaries can be found here.

A Tiered Asset Monitoring Approach for Environment Degradation and Corrosion Resistance Modeling

The study showed that understanding environmental parameters can lead to forecasted severity and corrosion-related maintenance manhours for a given asset to enable informed maintenance schedule intervals, reduce costs, and improve asset availability

Depiction of tiered severity tracking using environment and on-board flight data.

Tiered severity tracking of individual aircraft based on available information, increasing in both data fidelity and complexity. 

The results demonstrate the ability of the stochastic model to detect loss of inhibitor protection and predict coating failure in comparison to observational results. 

Image of Acuity panels showing 6 month outdoor exposure

Chromate and non-chromate sampes: 6-month outdoor exposure on multi-sensor Acuity panels.

The results demonstrate the ability of this system to obtain continuous measurements of galvanic corrosion for multiple samples in a variety of accelerated laboratory tests.  These measurement techniques demonstrate the ability to use lap joint samples to evaluate the corrosion at crevices and quantify the protective properties of a number of coating systems to protect a range of materials relevant to both aerospace and automotive applications. 

The measurement system can differentiate beween coatings including traditional aerospace coatings.

The method describes sensors and measurements that are useful for continuous monitoring of environment conditions and corrosion in laboratory tests, outdoor exposures, and on assets. Site severity can be assessed using multiple environment and corrosion parameters, while alloy corrosion and coating protection can be quantified continuously throughout a test or exposure.

Image of hand holding an Acuity LS system

Acuity Corrosion Technology: Autonomous, battery powered devices that perform periodic measurements, data storage over long time periods.

Contact our corrosion team to discuss these and other ongoing research initiatives.


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