Artillery Systems Trailer Storage
Date: June 2015
Customer: Artillery Systems Project Team
Location: MoD Stafford
Artillery Systems had some trailers that required storage for approximately five years at MoD Stafford, whilst at the same time being protected from corrosion without the need for expensive Controlled Humidified Environment.
1) The Task
Although the equipment was to be stored for five years, the solution also needed to allow for the trailers to be placed back into operation at short notice if required. The Artillery Systems Project team approached HITEK-nology Solutions Ltd (HSL) to provide a solution.
2) Product Used
- VpCI MilCorr Shrink Film
- VpCI 132 Foam Pads
3) The Solution
VpCI 132 foam pads were placed in the back of the trailers, in and around the electrical leads, connectors and components etc. They were also placed on the outside of the trailers.
The MilCorr was then laid out and the trailers placed on the Milcorr.
The MilCorr was then sealed into place and heat shrunk using a propane powered gas gun.
This treatment has resulted in the low cost storage of these assets for a period of up to five years.
Note: Although these trailers are stored inside a hanger, this same treatment could have been used if they were to be stored outside for the five years.