NASA-STD-5008A, NASA TECHNICAL STANDARD: PROTECTIVE COATING OF CARBON STEEL, STAINLESS STEEL, AND ALUMINUM ON LAUNCH STRUCTURES, FACILITIES, AND GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT (21 JAN 2004)
NASA-STD-5008A, NASA TECHNICAL STANDARD: PROTECTIVE COATING OF CARBON STEEL, STAINLESS STEEL, AND ALUMINUM ON LAUNCH STRUCTURES, FACILITIES, AND GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT (21 JAN 2004)., This standard is approved for use by NASA Headquarters and all NASA Centers and is intended to provide a common framework for consistent practices across NASA programs.
This standard was developed to establish uniform engineering practices and methods and to ensure the inclusion of essential criteria in the coating of ground support equipment (GSE) and facilities used by or for NASA. This standard is applicable to GSE and facilities that support space vehicle or payload programs or projects and to critical facilities at all NASA locations worldwide. The John F. Kennedy Space Center Spaceport Engineering and Technology Directorate developed this standard.
This standard establishes practices for the protective coating of GSE and related facilities used by or for NASA programs and projects. This standard is for the design of nonflight hardware used to support the operations of receiving, transportation, handling, assembly, inspection, test, checkout, service, and launch of space vehicles and payloads at NASA launch, landing, or retrieval sites. These criteria and practices may be used for items used at the manufacturing, development, and test sites upstream of the launch, landing, or retrieval sites.
The information provided herein shall be used for the preparation of written, individual coating specifications for specific projects for the prevention of corrosion through the use of protective coatings on facilities, space vehicle launch structures, and ground support equipment in all environments. Due to the changing environmental considerations, new advances in corrosion control technology, and the wide array of possible applications, this document should not be used as a stand-alone specification that meets every contingency.