This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) establishes standard requirements for aerospace sealants and adhesion promoters, which may be incorporated as part of SAE 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 specification covers two types of electrically conductive, elastomeric polythioether sealing compounds that cure at room temperature. The sealing compound is supplied as either a two-component system or as premixed and frozen.
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) presents preferred design, assembly, and repair practices for sealing of aircraft integral fuel tanks, including rework of applied fuel tank seals. It addresses engineering designs for integral fuel tanks as they are currently found in practice and discusses the most practical and conservative methods for producing a reliable, sealed system. Although this AIR presents practices for sealing of integral fuel tanks, the practices presented within this report are practices that are carried throughout sealing that include both pressure and environmental aircraft sealing. Design preferences for optimum sealing are not within the scope of this document. Such discussions can be found in the United States Air Force (USAF) sponsored report AFWAL-TR-87-3078, “Aircraft Integral Fuel Tank Design Handbook.”
This specification covers polythioether rubber fuel resistant sealing compounds, supplied as a two-component system, which cure rapidly when exposed to a cure on demand (CoD) light source used to initiate a reaction that generates crosslinking of sealant polymers. Type 2 compounds also cure at ambient conditions, without light exposure.
This specification covers two-component polysulfide sealing compounds for quick repair of integral fuel tanks and fuel cell cavities. The sealing compound shall be capable of being cured as low as 20 °F (-7 °C), and be resistant to long term exposures from -65 to 250 °F (-54 to 121 °C).
This specification covers the requirements for two types of a two-part, transparent, reversion resistant flexible insulating compound, to provide resilient, environmental, and electrical insulation of components in systems in temperature range -85 to 392 °F (-65 to 200 °C). These insulating compounds are intended for embedding, potting or encapsulation of electrical and electronic components in systems where tear resistance is not critical, but their use is not limited to such applications. These transparent compounds allow visual circuit and part identification and facilitate part replacement and repairs. The insulating compound shall cure in sections of unlimited thickness, either exposed to air or completely sealed.