NPFC - MIL-STD-1568
MATERIALS AND PROCESSES FOR CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN AEROSPACE WEAPONS SYSTEMS
|Publication Date:||12 August 2014|
This standard establishes the requirements for materials, processes and techniques, and identifies the tasks required to implement an effective corrosion prevention and control program during the conceptual, validation, development and production phases of aerospace weapons systems. The intent is to minimize life cycle cost due to corrosion and to obtain improved reliability.
Purpose. The purpose of this standard is to provide a mechanism for implementation of sound materials selection practices and finish treatments during the design, development, production and operational cycles of aerospace weapons systems. This standard defines requirements to ensure establishment and implementation of a corrosion prevention and control plan and its accompanying finish specification as directed in Section 4. The corrosion prevention and control plan will set up operating procedures and the finish philosophies used in the systems. The finish specification will therefore be required to specify the detailed finish and coating systems to be used on the respective aerospace weapons system in accordance with the finish philosophies as approved in the corrosion prevention and control plan. This standard is derived from experience gained on protection of aerospace weapons systems against corrosion by the military services and industry. It represents technical guidance and requirements for incorporation in the corrosion prevention and control plan and finish specification.
Applicability. This standard is applicable for the Department of Defense procuring activities and their respective contractors involved in the design and procurement of aerospace weapons systems. The detailed corrosion control prevention and control plan and the finish specification applies to all elements of aerospace weapons systems, including spares. Materials and processes required for corrosion prevention and control in support equipment are covered in MIL-HDBK-808. Materials and Process Requirements for Weapons Systems are covered in MIL-HDBK-1587. This standard when used in conjunction with MIL-HDBK-808 and MIL-HDBK-1587 will result in reliable aerospace systems having a good balance between acquisition costs and life cycle cost.