According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Department of Defense (DoD):
Corrosion is the largest controllable maintenance cost in the U.S. military
The latest GAO study indicates the annual cost of corrosion to the DoD to be $23B
Corrosion costs escalate each year
Corrosion accounts for 23% of maintenance expenditures. According to a recent Army study, the annual costs associated with corrosion were further broken down to the following:
Army Ground Vehicles: $2.4B
Army Aviation and Missles: $1.4B
A memorandum released in 2015 by the acting Army Corrosion Control and Prevention Executive states, “Within the Army there are three main impacts (of corrosion): the cost of preventative and corrective maintenance, the loss of readiness or availability, and the costs associated with safety.”
Corrosion is not a cost of doing business, it is preventable.
Microscope view of 2024 T3 Aluminum after
three months of exposure at Daytona Beach
Next Generation Covers
Put the latest technology in equipment protection to work for you. Developed over nearly a decade of military field use and collaboration, the next generation of Shield Technologies Envelop Covers offer unparalleled defense against harsh destructive elements. Unlike other covers, our technology incorporates both a breathable material and a corrosion inhibitor—giving you unparalleled protection and top performance in even the most humid conditions.
Protects assets against:
Dirt, sand, snow, debris
Innovative user-friendly construction
New outer materials available offer a 35% reduction in weight
Easier to install
New inner materials: reduce drag, allowing for faster on/off efficiency; and eliminate water absorption weight gain
The world’s most effective, longest lasting corrosion inhibiting cover
Cuts corrosion up to 95%
Reduces maintenance and repair costs
Maximizes equipment longevity
Benefits of Use
Reduces Maintenance Costs and Time Requirements
In an environment where troop levels and funding are being cut across the board, Envelop Protective Covers help preserve these invaluable assets. Consistent use of Envelop covers prevents water intrusion and corrosion, two of the most significant drivers of time and monetary expenditure.
By reducing the amount of time Soldiers and Marines spend attending to routine and significant maintenance issues, Envelop Protective Covers allow for more time to be spent on training. “Busting rust” and repairing corrosion damaged equipment are not perishable skills.
Extends Equipment Life
Increased platform development time requirements, reduced funding, and political uncertainty have inflated the lead-time of new equipment introduction. As a result, the lifespan of legacy equipment has been extended and re-extended. This means the equipment used by war-fighters has to remain combat effective longer than ever before. Consistent use of Envelop Protective Covers has been shown to increase the lifespan of equipment.
Decreases Total-Cost-of-Ownership (TCO)
Envelop Protective Covers can reduce the amount of routine maintenance needed, eliminate the need for hazardous chemicals like lubricants, POLs, and greases, prolong the time needed before major reset, and ease time requirements. All this helps to reduce the overall total-cost-of-ownership to a unit. Envelop Protective Covers have proven ROI rates of 13:1 to 25:1, depending on platform.
“The howitzer cover has made life a lot easier on my section and myself. The cover has kept the howitzer dry, kept the moisture out, and kept the winter freeze off. After long weekends, we can show up to work and find our howitzers rust-free, which gives us more time to conduct maintenance and take care of real issues instead of scrubbing rust. In my opinion, every howitzer in the U.S. Army should be using this cover.” –