CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC) - Continued
Uniform (or general attack). Affects a large area of exposed metal surface, like rust on steel or tarnish on silver.
It gradually reduces the thickness of the metal until it fails.
Crevice. Occurs in crevices created by rubber seals, gaskets, bolt heads, lap joints, dirt or other surface deposits.
It will develop anywhere moisture or other corrosive agents are trapped and unable to drain or evaporate.
Selective Leaching. One element, usually the anodic element of an alloy, corrodes away, leaving the cathodic
element. This can create holes in metal.
the metal. The metal will appear to be peeling off in sheets, flaking, or being pushed apart by layers. A particular
type of intergranular corrosion is exfoliation.
Pitting. This can result from conditions similar to those for crevice corrosion. Pits can develop on various
materials due to their composition. Rifle boxes are big victims of pitting.
Erosion. Results when a moving fluid (liquid or gas) flows across a metal surface, particularly when solid particles
are present in the fluid. Corrosion actually occurs on the surface of the metal, but the moving fluid washes away
the corrosion and exposes a new metal surface, which also corrodes.
Fretting. Occurs as a result of small, repetitive movements (e.g., vibration) between two surfaces in contact with
each other. It s usually identified by a black powder corrosion product or pits on the surface.
Galvanic. Occurs when two different types of metal come in contact with each other, like steel bolts on aluminum,
for example. This is a common problem on aircraft because of their mix of metals.
Stress. Term used to describe corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue.
Where an item is not ready/available due to one of these forms of corrosion, it shall be recorded as a corrosion
failure in the inspection record and the appropriate code (170) for corrosion shall be used when requesting/
performing maintenance. SF Form 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report should be submitted to the address
specified in DA PAM 750-8, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) Users Manual.
For additional information refer to TB 43-0213, Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) for Tactical Vehicles.
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
For destruction of Army materiel to prevent enemy use, refer to TM 750-244-3, Procedures for Destruction of
Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use (Mobility Equipment Command).
PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT
Refer to (WP 0091) for Preparation for Shipment.
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
For standard abbreviations, refer to ASME Y14.38.
Only non-standard abbreviations are listed here.
Additional Authorization List
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