Aircraft Test Decelerator

Date: December 2007

Customer: RAF, Accident Investigation Team

Location: An RAF Base


The RAF Accident Investigation Team, based at RAF Henlow had been donated a Crash Test Decelerator by Lloyds. Unfortunately due to various reasons the RAF were unable to immediately operate the Decelerator. The RAF wanted too store this high value asset for up to two years, in an aircraft hanger that is open to the wind and rain and therefore making the Decelerator susceptible to corrosion.

1) The Task

The RAF Accident investigation team approached HITEK-nology Solutions Ltd to provide a solution that would result in the Decelerator being stored for a period of up to two years in the aircraft hanger, whilst at the same time being protected from corrosion.

2) Product Used

  • VpCI 126 Blue Film
  • VpCI 132 Foam Pads
  • VpCI 238 (Electro Corr)
  • VpCI 329

3) The Solution

All the roller wheels, bearings, chains, hydraulics and oils were treated with VpCI 329. All electrical connections and components were sprayed with VpCI 238 (ElectriCorr). All equipment was then wrapped in VpCI 126 Blue with the relevant amount of VpCI 132 foam pads inserted. This treatment has resulted in the low cost storage of a high value asset for a period of up to two years.



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