SIKORSKY HELLITECH – NSW
Refurbishment, Maintenance and Corrosion Control Facility
Sikorsky Hellitech required a technical solution for their corrosion control facility. The key specification was to provide a facility in which aircrafts could be cleaned, prepared and coated. TRUFLOW’s innovative concept was to built a single multi-purpose facility that could be used for all three processes and allow for two units to be completed simultaneously.
The final installed facility was a multi-mode system allowing operators to select from a Cleaning/Stripping mode during the preparation process, the switch to a climate controlled (heated and cooled) spray mode where ventilation exceeded Australian standards by nearly double. The final mode was Baking/Curing mode which gave users the advantage of an accelerated drying time by curing at up to 70.C.
The dimensions of this facility are : 28m x 8m x 8m. Air flow is in a Downdraft format and exhaust is by way of a technical extraction system which includes bypass dampers and a chromate filtration system. This is a world class facility that meets Australian and international standards for a modern Aviation corrosion control facility.
TRUFLOW’s ability to design and construct (D&C) a project of vast scale and technical specification was a key factor in the success of this project.