Materials Performance

MAR 2018

Materials Performance is the world's most widely circulated magazine dedicated to corrosion prevention and control. MP provides information about the latest corrosion control technologies and practical applications for every industry and environment.

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23 MATERIALS PERFORMANCE: VOL. 57, NO. 3 MARCH 2018 Launched in 2008, Alliance is a turnkey tank service provider offering premium tank storage applications including aboveground storage tank construction; tank repairs; civil and structural engineer- ing design; concrete foundation design; in- house drafting; cathodic protection; and secondary containment, piping, and con- sulting services. The group recently expanded its shop tank fabrication facility, which produces specialty shop tanks including stainless steel, heated, insulated, and more. Paint Maintenance Partnership for Canadian Aircraft The partnership includes an agreement to paint more than 40 center fuselage sections. Image courtesy of Flying Colours. Aircraft maintenance and repair group Flying Colours Corp. (Peterborough, Ontario, Canada) agreed to a paint part- nership with MHI Canada Aerospace, Inc. (MHICA) (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada), anticipated to last five years. Under the terms, the maintenance and repair group will paint more than 40 center fuselage sections of Bombardier Global 5000/6000 aircraft each year at the company's Peter- borough facility. MHICA, a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Tokyo, Japan), is a Tier 1 manufacturer of major aircraft structures and assemblies. To sup- port the agreement, Flying Colours has invested over $1 million to construct a new paint facility specifically designed for the project. The unit adds over 4,000 ft 2 (371.6 m 2 ) to the existing paint shop foot- print, and it features two separate paint bays designed to allow easy access and egress of the fuselage component. It also incorporates a management and oversight office, as well as storage for the required primers, paint, and coatings. Each shrink- wrapped fuselage is delivered to the facil- ity from MHICA. On arrival, the fuselage undergoes a pre-paint inspection before an eight-stage process that includes pre- paring the fuselage, priming for paint work, applying corrosion inhibitors and fuel barriers, and final paint spray application. Continued on page 24

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