Corrosion “cover up”
Navy puts topside gear under wraps
By Edward Lundquist
New “Envelop” anti-corrosion equipment covers, recently installed aboard USS McFaul (DDG 74), are designed to protect above-decks weapons and equipment from the Navy’s age-old adversary: corrosion.
The new waterproof, breathable protective covers protect gear from prolonged exposure to corrosion-causing elements, such as sea water, dirt and dust, windblown sand, rain and snow, and the ultraviolet rays from the sun.
“They're really very similar to a protective cover you'd put over your car, except they're designed specifically for each piece of deck equipment,” says Chris Johnson, a spokesman for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). “They just slip right on and off.”
Boatswain's Mates 3rd Class Kirstopher Reynolds and Hank Cluck cover equipment with one of the Navy's new Envelop protection covers on the focísle of the guid... [More]
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