NPFC - MIL-STD-1568
MATERIALS AND PROCESSES FOR CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN AEROSPACE WEAPONS SYSTEMS
|Publication Date:||31 August 2015|
This standard establishes the requirements for materials, processes and techniques, and identifies the tasks required to implement an effective corrosion prevention and control program throughout the conceptual, validation, development, production, and sustainment phases of the aerospace weapons systems life cycle. Applicable systems include fixed wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, space vehicles, rotorcraft, missile systems, air delivered guided munitions, and all related ground support equipment. Meeting or exceeding the requirements of this standard, as well as applicable program-specific technical documentation, will facilitate an optimum balance between acquisition and sustainment costs for DoD aerospace weapons systems, and ultimately enhance system reliability, supportability, and safety. Authority to exceed or amend the requirements in this standard requires permission from the Cognizant Engineering Authority (CEA).
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 (sustainment) cycles of aerospace weapons systems. This standard defines technical requirements to ensure establishment and implementation of a corrosion prevention and control plan and its accompanying finish specification. The corrosion prevention and control plan will set up operating procedures and the finish philosophies used in the systems. The finish specification details the 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.
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, including spares, upgrades, and major repairs.
This standard is intended to provide Department of Defense Program Offices with a document that provides timely and comprehensive consideration during systems design of corrosion prevention and... View More
This standard is intended to provide Department of Defense Program Offices with a document that provides timely and comprehensive consideration during systems design of corrosion prevention and control processes and of the lessons learned over the years from operational systems worldwide. System reliability and maintainability will be significantly improved by the use of this standard. It should be used in conjunction with MIL-HDBK-1587 in selection of materials and processes that will meet the requirements of the systems being designed in accordance with MIL-STD-1530.View Less