Data-Driven Corrosion Prevention and Control Decisions for the USAF

From JPCL, August 2018

By Eric Herzberg, LMI; Charles A. Babish, Jeffrey K. Nusser and Darryl J. Stimson, USAF

In the U.S. Air Force, the current constrained fiscal environment with dwindling resources necessitates effective performance metrics to maximize readiness and combat capability at the lowest overall maintenance cost. This article describes a method that takes a rigorous look at subsystems and maintenance activities that have the greatest impact on availability and cost due to corrosion maintenance....

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Tagged categories: Business management; Coating Business; Corrosion protection; Cost-savings; Maintenance coating work; Maintenance programs; Program/Project Management; U.S. Air Force

Comment from Mario Colica, (9/10/2018, 3:17 AM)

Considering that the total cost of corrosion in USA is about $ 500 billion per year , the annual cost of corrosion maintenance costs in AF of around $ 5,4 billion per year is equal at 1% of the total . Is it correct my calculation ? Do the responsables are aware od this huge damage? ,

Comment from Jon Cavallo, (9/10/2018, 10:57 AM)

This is a good technical / business approach which would be a great benefit to the US public and private sectors. Unfortunately, most US industries do not choose to control corrosion based on the time value of money.

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