Keep Corrosion—and the FAA—at Bay

August 10, 2017 / in Corrosion Prevention / by Mindy McIntire

Operators of CFM-56-3, -3B, and -3C variable stator vane (VSV) bores have until August 2018 to start an inspection process to help detect corrosion. This mandate was recently issued by the federal aviation administration (FAA); now the aviation industry is even more attentive than usual to this enemy of aircraft. As MRO-Network reports:

"Corrosion has been found on the inside of the high-pressure compressor (HPC) case around the VSV bores resulting in binding, sticking, and seizure of the VSVs during engine operation,” CFM Int'l explains in the service bulletin, issued in April 2016 and updated in November, that FAA used to craft its directive. "The VSV system actuation check will aid operators in the early detection of excessive corrosion build-up on the inside of the compressor case and around the VSV bores.”

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention

To Cover Is Human: To Cover Expertly Is Divine

July 20, 2017 / in by Mindy McIntire

Human beings are intuitively protective. Our survival as a species demands it. One manifestation of our protective urges is the habit of covering items that we perceive as “at risk for exposure.” Think umbrellas, hard hats, car ports, and baby bonnets. We want to care for ourselves and our belongings; we cover things because we’re human, and wearing clothes is an exclusively human quality.

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Protective Cover Testing

July 17, 2017 / in by Mindy McIntire

Transhield protective coverings utilize advanced proprietary technology to safeguard heavy machinery and critical assets from corrosion and the punishing elements, keeping them mission-ready. To ensure the highest level of quality and durability, we conduct 19 rigorous tests on each roll of our Marine, VCI, XT and Armordillo fabrics. By passing these tests, our materials prove they are capable of delivering reliable protection against extreme conditions, and worthy of the name Transhield.

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July Fourth—Why All the Fireworks?

June 29, 2017 / in by Mindy McIntire

For over 240 years, Americans have celebrated Independence Day with barbecues, picnics, parades, and some impressive fireworks. All those explosions, which usually send Fido scurrying for safety under the bed, replicate the reaction of our country's first troops who, upon hearing the Declaration of Independence, repeatedly fired their cannons and guns in celebration.

 By 1776, soldiers of the thirteen colonies had already skirmished numerous times with King George III's red-coated troops. The problems with the king were numerous, but the primary irritant to the colonists was simple: they were subject to taxation without representation. The Crown taxed their goods, often egregiously, but the colonies had no representatives in the English Parliament. King George viewed the colonies as a cash cow and enforced his edicts with bloody resolve. The colonists were tired of it, and even though it was rebellious to the Crown, the colonists formed the Continental Congress with the purpose of expediting separation from England. 

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Maximum Protection Against Mother Nature

May 25, 2017 / in by Mindy McIntire

The greatest threat to military assets -- Mother Nature. Transhield protective covers utilize cutting-edge technology to safeguard critical investments against the elements. The smart fabric provides a barrier against heat, moisture, and contaminant infiltration and prevents corrosion by up to 95%. Nature can assault equipment in many ways, but Transhield covers provide effective protection against all causes of degradation.

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Why Mushrooms Represent a New Approach to Packaging

May 23, 2017 / in by Mindy McIntire

Innovation is more than a word to drive marketing campaigns. It speaks to our ability to use human creativity to improve the world around us. In everything from improving the vehicles we drive to the smart-devices prevalent in our lives, innovation drives us towards a better future. Take, for example, the TEDTalk given by Eben Bayer in which he shows how recent developments have allowed us to use mushrooms to improve packaging materials.

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Be Sure to Visit Transhield at WINDPOWER 2017!

May 11, 2017 / in News / by Mindy McIntire

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is holding the largest wind energy trade show in North America in a couple of weeks, and Transhield is proud to be part of it. WINDPOWER 2017 will be held May 22-25 in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. It’s a chance for movers and shakers in this innovative industry to network, attend education sessions, and visit with those at the forefront of this cutting-edge field.

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Topics: News

We’re Headed to the MRO Americas Conference

April 19, 2017 / in News / by Mindy McIntire

Don’t miss the Transhield booth at the MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition April 25-27 in Orlando! We’re excited to showcase our top-of-the-line products to the aviation aftermarket in Booth 5911. This premier event fosters the exchange of ideas and best practices, discussion of experiences, debate of issues and challenges and transfer of knowledge among members of the commercial air transport maintenance, repair, and overhaul industry.

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Topics: News

ArmorDillo: Tested for Superior Peel Strength

The readiness of military assets is fundamental to protecting the US homeland and its interests abroad. The vehicles and equipment that form America’s defense arsenal include military ground vehicles, weapon systems and devices on naval ships and airfields. These expensive and critical investments that may be called up at a moment’s notice face a barrage of daily threats; corrosion, mold, mildew, UV radiation, water intrusion, and wind damage are just some of the natural forces that can compromise the reliability and integrity of defense assets.[1] That’s why branches of the US Armed Services, in particular the Navy, count on Transhield’s heavy duty fabric to protect the machines that protect America.

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Topics: Protective Covers

Exploring the Historical Development of VCI Fitted Covers for Military Applications

March 15, 2017 / in VCI Technology / by Mindy McIntire

Equipment losses were appalling in the early years of World War II.[1] This was primarily due to poor packaging for overseas shipping, which led to widespread corrosion. Fortunately, those trying to address the problem found that paper, cardboard, cloth, and other packaging materials could be impregnated with nitrite-based corrosion inhibitors and used for either shipment or storage of equipment. As such, VCIs have been extensively used by the U.S. Department of Defense since World War II, and the DoD includes VCIs in a military standard for packaging materials.

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Topics: VCI Technology

 

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