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SuperCorr A, a lubricant and anti-corrosion formulation from the Correx division of Envirotech Surface Technologies, is helping in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 passenger jet.

Lockheed Martin AP-3C Orion’s aircraft of the Royal Australian, Korean and Japanese Air Forces used for anti-submarine and maritime surveillance are still searching for debris in a vast area of ocean, bigger than the land area of Europe,  southwest of Perth. The maintenance schedules specify SuperCorr A to lubricate and protect the flap tracks and screw jacks in the wings of the aircraft. 
 
SuperCorr A lubricant and protective coating is widely used by the military, electronics and aerospace industries for critical applications to give the protection needed in extreme conditions. SuperCorr deposits a dry protective film with excellent corrosion protection and lubricant properties plus the added advantage of a hydrophobic surface rejecting water that ensures the easiest and best connections for very close spaced connectors, contacts, wiring and moving parts

The US Navy selected SuperCorr A after exhaustive testing using American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard B117- Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray Apparatus. SuperCorr A, a Type I, Grade B Corrosion Preventative lubricant out-performed 11 other products in comparative testing to identify a better product to protect and lubricate the flap tracks and screw jacks on the aircraft. 

The flap tracks, located in the aircrafts wings, are what the flaps slide on when they move up or down to lower or increase speed. The screw jacks engage and retract the wing flaps. Corrosion on any of the surfaces can lead to snatching or vibration which can affect the pilots control

Due to constant operation in salty and corrosive atmospheres that need post-flight rinses and monthly washing down of the aircraft re-lubrication and corrosion treatment for the flap tracks and screw jacks is required each time, with conventional lubricants, to prevent rusting. SuperCorr A, was evaluated against competitive products under the Federal Test Method Standard #791B, using a five per cent Salt Spray Corrosion Test. SuperCorr A far exceeded the other products evaluated. After over 200 hours of continuous exposure to salt spray corrosion, SuperCorr A’s protection actually increased over time where the other similar products failed early or contributed to an increase in corrosion.

The accelerated salt fog corrosion testing demonstrated that the application of SuperCorr A, which complies with  MIL-L-87177A also increased electrical operation to 1,400 hours versus 100 hours for the control product used at that time. Technical manuals were updated to include the application for electrical and mechanical parts for civilian and military operations.
The most important conclusion from the historical data and prototype testing is the availability of this excellent corrosion preventive compound that has dry film lubricant properties.

The application of SuperCorr A on aircraft components can reduce maintenance man hours, reduce part replacement costs, increase life of aircraft, increase safety, and increase readiness. 

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EnviroTech Surface Technologies supply a complete range of metal cleaning, surface treatment and protection systems which are cost effective, energy efficient and safe for users and the environment. Products are supplied through a qualified network of distributors throughout the UK and Europe.

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EnviroTech Surface Technologies supply a complete range of metal cleaning, surface treatment and protection systems which are cost effective, energy efficient and safe for users and the environment. Products are supplied through a qualified network of distributors throughout the UK and Europe

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