This specification covers cleaning solvents. These solvents are used typically for cleaning aircraft primary and secondary structural surfaces prior to application of adhesion promoters and/or sealing materials, but usage is not limited to such applications.
This standard describes the accepted methods used for preparing aerospace sealant test specimens for qualification and quality conformance or acceptance testing. AS5127/1 and AS5127/2 are to be used in conjunction with this document and the applicable AMS specifications.
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) describes the procedures for the flammability testing of aircraft firewall sealants in accordance with the requirements of FAR Part 25 Sections 25.865, 25.867, 25.1191, and 25.1193. This test method is intended to determine the capability of sealant materials to control the passage of and effects from fire.
This document establishes standard requirements for aerospace sealants and adhesion promoters, which may be incorporated as part of Aerospace Material Specifications (AMS) for such products. This document provides for commonality of methods and procedures for responsibility for inspection, source inspection, classification of tests, establishment of/and qualification to qualified products lists, approval, reports, resampling and retesting, packaging, and marking.
This SAE Standard covers empty cartridges, plungers, cartridge assemblies, and nozzles which are used to package, store, and dispense single or multiple component sealants, adhesives, and other similar materials. This document defines the size, shape, composition, and function of the plastic molded cartridges, plungers, and cartridge assemblies. This document is not intended as a detailed manufacturing document.
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) provides information on the possible methods of sealant removal. The discussion will focus on the methods of sealant removal and give the strengths and weaknesses of each method.
Standard reference fluids, or test fluids, have long been used to evaluate the effects of hydrocarbon fuels on various materials, such as integral fuel tank sealants. Standard fluids are required because hydrocarbon fuels, such as JP-4, vary widely in composition depending on crude source, refining techniques, and other factors. To ensure reliable and reproducible results when determining the fuel resistance of materials, reference fluids of known composition, using worst case fuel compositions, are used. The current Jet Reference Fluid (JRF) called out in military sealant specifications was developed in the mid-1950s specifically as a JP-4 type test fluid formulation to be used for the accelerated laboratory testing of integral fuel tank sealants. In August 1978, chalking of the polysulfide sealant in integral fuel tanks of some new aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base in California was discovered after only 1 year of service.
This specification covers a one-part fluorosilicone (FVMQ) adhesive/sealant, supplied in cartridges, suitable for extrusion and curing to an elastomeric material upon exposure to air. It also covers a compatible primer.