Planes, trains, and automobiles

Just a quick update on what I’ve been up to lately.

  • Popular Mechanics: “Microorganisms can eat away at surface materials, and some of the worst areas affected are tight, hard-to-reach areas that maintainers have difficulty disinfecting,” said AFRL Biological Materials and Processing team leader Wendy Goodson.

Yep, this one keeps me busy. The DOD Corrosion Oversight Office is like,”Oooh let’s wash the plane to prevent corrosion.” Go for it, but you’re gonna have to take that whole thing apart if you want to find all the little surprises I’ve left for you.

  • Rail Engineer: There are essentially two forms of corrosion-related rail failure. Rail gall is a general loss of rail section (usually affecting the foot). This can be general loss of section, but is usually more severe under rail clips/fastenings due to the localised environment here (water trap with abrasion from the clip/insulator).

Mmm, talk rusty to me! Don’t be fooled by the title of this article– there’s no stopping me when it comes to corrosion on railroads. Go ahead and waste your time.

  • AccuweatherAfter driving on salt treated roads, many drivers then pull their vehicles into a garage, which allows the ice, snow and salt from the roadways to sit underneath the car and rot away at the car’s under components.

PRIME CONDITIONS! I love winter. Road salt is like my kale soup, my pumpkin spice latte. Winter’s here and it’s time for me to get to work!

Bwahaha truly,
Dr. Von Rust


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