AIRCRAFT ENGINE CLEANING

This report presents a few of the problems encountered in gas turbine cleaning and discusses methods used to remove contaminants. Titanium alloys were very sensitive to the method used for cleaning. Without proper balance and selection of the cleaning materials, catastrophic failures can occur in the field from hydrogen embrittlement or similar problems. Nickel alloys seen more able to withstand cleaning solutions so long as residues from cleaning operations are not left on the parts after the engine is put into service.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Corrosion 77, Intl Corrosion Forum Devoted Exclusively to the Protection and Performance of Materials, San Francisco, California, 14-18 March 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Association of Corrosion Engineers

    P.O. Box 1499
    Houston, TX  USA  77001
  • Authors:
    • Manty, B A
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 75 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174308
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 75 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM