Aeronautic Industry

 from Diphex Chemical Safety

A vast industry spanning the manufacture and construction of aircraft through to the maintenance of fleet and the complex process of safely operating an airport. 

Chemicals pose a risk at all stages of the industry from component parts undergoing chemical milling and plating processes to the use of polymers and resins in the manufacturing processes of seats and cabin interiors.

Hydraulic oils, jet fuels and de-icers pose particular problems to maintenance crews and airport staff. 

Managing a facility such as an airport has its own risks including chemicals used for cleaning, in water treatment plants, and of course, the risk of terrorist activity cannot be ignored.

Chemicals of note in this industry:

Manufacture: Nitric Acid, Sulphuric Acid, Hydrofluoric Acid, Caustic Soda.

Maintenance: Skydrol®, Jet-A1, Urea, Sodium Formate, Sodium Acetate, Potassium Acetate.

Diphoterine® is suitable for all chemicals listed - apart from Hydrofluoric Acid for which Hexafluorine® is recommended. These, used in addition with Trivorex®, Polycaptor® and Le Vert ®/ Le Vert HF®, can provide security in dealing with all chemical splashes and spills.

Additional Reading:

Sulphuric Acid

Sodium Hydroxide

Hydrofluoric Acid