The U.S. Navy’s Mk 38 Mod 3 Gun Weapon System is a stabilized self-defense weapon that dramatically improves ships’ self-defense capabilities. The system is equipped with both the 25mm M242 Bushmaster main gun and an option for a coaxially mounted 7.62mm Mk 52 Mod 0 automatic chain gun to cover all mission needs.
In 2017, at the request of the United States Army Reserve G-4, a MEP-803A generator and a HMMWV-1097R1 were each protected by a Transhield XT advanced protective cover with vapor corrosion inhibitors (VCI) at an Army Reserve base in Orlando, FL. Paired coupons were employed inside and outside the cover to assess the level of protection provided to the asset. Some stand-alone coupons were also employed.
The U.S. Army (Active, National Guard and Reserve) experiences reduced readiness rates and increased
corrective maintenance actions - as much as four times higher in areas of high temperature, high humidity and high salinity. In order to objectively quantify the problem, the Army Corrosion Control and Prevention Executive directed preparation of a Business Case Analysis (BCA).
In 2013, at the request of the Florida National Guard, a Satellite Transportable Terminal (STT) was protected by a Transhield XT advanced protective cover with Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) at a Florida National Guard base in Jacksonville, FL. Paired coupons were employed inside and outside the cover to assess the level of protection provided to the asset. Some stand-alone coupons were also employed.
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A customer in the industrial manufacturing industry needed a quick solution in order to avoid a $3 million dollar late delivery fee on the sale of two $7 million dollar jet engines. The engines were scheduled to ship by sea to the Middle East. Corrosion forming on the engine was a major concern. If the engines arrived with corrosion on them, they could be deemed unusable by industry standards.
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