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. 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.
Topics: Protective Covers
Equipment losses were appalling in the early years of World War II. 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.
Topics: VCI Technology
Transhield military covers are used by the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, National Guard, United State Coast Guard and the United State Navy. Awarded 182 NSNs, Transhield's covers protect military assets from the elements.
Transhield is going to the 2017 Global Force Symposium and Exposition and we could not be more excited. We will be joining 6000 other attendees and exhibitors in Huntsville, Alabama, to explore the next phases of innovation that will be implemented by the US Army. With representatives from a wide range of industries attending, we know the sheer number of booths can be overwhelming. Luckily, we’ve put together a few excellent reasons why visiting the Transhield exhibit should be at the top of your list.
It’s incredible how much of an impact corrosion has on a country’s infrastructure, regardless of climate. Everywhere from deserts to the tropics, corrosion results in poor performance and dangerous conditions, necessitating repair and even replacement of equipment and materials. Worldwide, the costs associated with corrosion are astronomical. In the United States alone, the cost is around $276 billion per year.
Transhield has experienced a lot of change over the past several years. From explosive personnel growth to implementing a new ERP system, we are faced with change on a consistent basis. We’ve found, over the years, it’s how we react to change that determines our rate of success.
The US Navy invests heavily in vehicles, machines, and weapon systems to defend America’s interests both at home and around the world. The high-tech equipment and ordnances onboard today’s naval fleets are full of next-generation technology to give service members an edge in combating dangers. But all that advanced intelligence and scientific engineering can easily succumb to the oldest forces on Earth—the elements.
Topics: Protective Covers
In part one of our two-part series on the wind energy sector, we looked at the logistical challenges associated with the increasingly large equipment required to build wind turbines. With wind energy providing nearly two percent of U.S. energy consumption and growing rapidly, efficiently transporting and protecting wind turbine equipment is essential for industry expansion.
Over the past decade, land-based wind turbines have dramatically increased in both height and overall size. Technology advancements have resulted in sophisticated blade designs that are longer and lighter than ever before. This, along with the manufacturing cost reduction associated with economies of scale, has decreased the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for wind turbines, making them a more attractive energy solution.
Topics: Wind Energy
As we approach the holiday season, when gift shopping and gift giving become a priority, it’s hard to notice anything besides the variety of bags, totes, and sacks used by retailers to package and promote their merchandise. The exterior says something about what is inside. It’s the first impression of the gift. It is easy to conclude that if it’s wrapped without any thought, the contents of the package may not be as important. If the package is well-conceived and packaged with care, the product comes across as personal and special.