It has happened to everybody; you spend quality time and care packing up your valuable goods for transit, ensuring that there is absolutely no way for damage to occur to what has been so meticulously enclosed inside the box… only to be told a few weeks later that your product has indeed been ruined by moisture whilst in shipment.
If liquid escapes from air cargo into the aircraft fuselage, then there is a risk of damage, including over the longer term of corrosion. Corrosion has been identified as the cause of some aircraft failures that have resulted in loss of life.
In this article I highlight the best practices for managing and containing situations where there is risk of liquids being discharged during transit on an airplane. There is also an interesting case study where an airline is handling wet cargo which is causing serious corrosion in the body of the aircraft.
Topics: transport by air, cargo absorbent, leakage from aircargo, absorbent sheeting for air cargo, managing moisture in aircargo, stopping leaks from air cargo, nappy sheeting for airplanes, spillage containment, shipment of chemicals by air, spill control in aircraft