Commitment To Quality
Outside Testing Conducted on FLUID FILM ©:
- Naval Aviation Depot in Pensacola, Florida conducted a process improvement study in October 1991, comparing FLUID FILM to the required preservatives being used. In addition, further testing was conducted on FLUID FILM for its corrosion protection capabilities in an outside environment: FLUID FILM was found to provide superior protection in salt water environments, and in testing conducted to direct exposure to the outside environment, FLUID FILM was found to provide "outstanding results." Further statements made about FLUID FILM included "FLUID FILM provides superior corrosion protection plus a more environmentally safe workplace. The use of this preservative will help to remove another ozone depleting substance from the system."
- Boeing North American, Inc. Space Systems Division wrote specification MB 0110-020 for FLUID FILM's use on the Space Shuttle after FLUID FILM met or exceeded all of the following requirements:
- Salt Spray Test Requirement - 750 hours in a 5% salt fog environment according to ASTM B117.
- Solids Content Requirement - At least 95%, ignoring water loss, when tested in accordance with ASTM D 2369.
- Heat Resistance Requirement - Subjecting one panel to a temperature of 150ºF for one hour per FED-STD-141.
- Flash Point Requirement - The flash point will be no less than 400º F when tested per ASTM D92.
- Boeing ran an additional test, placing FLUID FILM in a 5% salt fog chamber with dissimilar metals, an environment which creates an extremely corrosive environment. FLUID FILM's use as a corrosion preventive was cemented as a result.
- FLUID FILM was also tested by Boeing's Engineering Materials and Process Laboratory and found to be twice as effective as commonly used CPC's for aluminum alloys.
- Boeing-Mesa conducted a study in 1996 to find environmentally friendly corrosion preventive materials for short-term protection.
- In 1994 the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, conducted tests to find a replacement for Class One Ozone Depleting Substances. As a result of the testing conducted by the Naval Aviation Depot in Pensacola, Florida, FLUID FILM was tested against existing MIL-SPECS, MIL-C-16173 and MIL-C-81309.
- The Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering at the University of Connecticut conducted AC and DC Electrochemical Studies of FLUID FILM on 2024 Aluminum for a report to be published in a 35 page report in "Corrosion" journal in 1998.
- Purdue University conducted an Aging Aircraft Project sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in February of 1996. The Test was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of FLUID FILM for stress corrosion resistance of Aluminum Alloy 2024 - T 351.
- Sunstrand Aerospace wrote specification MS 02.43-01 for FLUID FILM's use as a preservative oil for magnesium, which is now used as a standard throughout the helicopter industry.
- The U.S. Coast Guard wrote an engineering specification GEN 200000.01B for FLUID FILM with the purpose being to improve the corrosion resistance of corrosion prone areas of aircraft.
- Delta Airlines wrote a process standard recommending FLUID FILM as a general purpose maintenance lubricant, stating that FLUID FILM "has excellent penetrating and corrosion preventive characteristics. FLUID FILM differs from other general purpose maintenance lubricants in that the lubricating capability remains for extended periods of time and is not subject to evaporation."
- FLUID FILM has been tested by the U.S. Air Force in accordance with Mil-C-16173-E Grade 2, and was found to exceed all requirements.