This is the third in a series of guideline publications whose objective is improving fleet readiness through more reliable and higher quality Naval material. These publications concentrate on fundamental design disciplines and manufacturing processes which may not generally be considered by Government and industry in material acquisition, and the absence of which results in excessive downtime and low readiness in the Fleet. This guideline document presents design and manufacturing information primarily directed to the improvement of reliability and quality through prevention of corrosion. It supplements the many Government and industry documents currently in existence. In particular, it provides supplemental design and manufacturing information on corrosion prevention techniques.
Corrosion is a time-related process and, as such, it is difficult to duplicate the process within a laboratory or through testing techniques. The alternative is to utilize design techniques which will eliminate or reduce the factors which allow the corrosion process to begin. This guide is intended to direct the designer's attention to the use of techniques and methods which will eliminate, prevent, or reduce corrosion in Navy material. This document is not the last word on corrosion prevention, but rather a document which directs attention to a complex problem.
I encourage recipients of this document to keep my office informed of any new techniques or methods on prevention and control of corrosion which should be acknowledged in future revisions of this publication.
The elimination and reduction of failures in Navy equipment is a cooperative responsibility between Navy and industry. It is the only way to achieve significant improvement in Fleet readiness and reduce support costs. Since corrosion is a major contributor to in-service equipment failures, I commend to you this publication on corrosion prevention in avionic equipment.
W.J. WILLOUGHBY, Jr.
Deputy Chief of Naval Material Reliability,
Maintainability and Quality Assurance
Federal agencies and the public may obtain copies of this Manual from:
Navy Publications and Forms Center
5801 Tabor Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19120