AIR FORCE - TO 1-1-691 W/CHG 14
TECHNICAL MANUAL CLEANING AND CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL, AEROSPACE AND NON-AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT
|Publication Date:||2 November 2009|
The material in this manual provides basic cleaning, corrosion prevention and control, and corrective maintenance information to be used at organizational, intermediate, and depot levels. This manual is divided into eight chapters, two appendices, a glossary, and an alphabetical index. Chapter 1 explains the appropriate usage of this manual. Chapter 2 explains what corrosion is, why it occurs, the various forms it can take, and how to recognize it. Chapter 3 outlines accepted procedures, methods, and materials to be used in maintenance cleaning in Section I, lubrication in Section II, and preservation in Section III of aircraft, missiles, and related equipment. Chapter 4 describes inspection techniques for detecting corrosion in Section I and discusses corrosion prone areas in Section II. Chapter 5 outlines the approved methods for the removal of corrosion damage in Section I and the application of surface treatments in Section II. Chapter 6 covers recommended materials and procedures for the application of sealing compounds to aircraft, missile, and related equipment structures. Chapter 7 describes the recommended procedures for treating and protecting against corrosion in specific areas. Chapter 8 outlines emergency procedures to be followed after exposure of aircraft to salt water, fire extinguishing chemicals, etc., Appendix A lists the recommended materials for cleaning, corrosion prevention, surface treatment, and preservation of aircraft, missiles, and related equipment. Appendix B lists equipment used for cleaning, corrosion removal, conversion coating, and sealing of aircraft, as well as associated safety equipment including personal protective equipment (PPE) for these operations.
PURPOSE. The purpose of this manual is to provide information on materials and procedures for the prevention and repair of corrosion damage to aircraft and missile weapon systems and related equipment. Supervisory and maintenance personnel shall use this manual as a guide for all corrosion control and maintenance efforts. Contractors who maintain and repair corrosion of aircraft, missiles, and related equipment shall also use this manual. Use this manual in conjunction with and in support of the appropriate systems specific aircraft, missile, or equipment technical orders (TO's). In the case of a conflict between this manual and a systems specific aircraft, missile, or equipment manual, the system specific manual shall take precedence over this manual. Paragraph 6 lists related technical publications used by personnel involved in cleaning and corrosion control.