Accession Number : ADA187132


Title :   External Corrosion of Tinplate Ration Food Cans Under Tropical Field Storage


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES FOOD SCIENCE ESTABLISHMENT SCOTTSDALE (AUSTRALIA)


Personal Author(s) : Cavanough, P J ; Board, P W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a187132.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : The nature and extent of external corrosion on unlacquered and lacquered 05 tinplate ration pack cans, under two conditions of field storage in a tropical zone, were determined. The mean areas of rust on unlacquered and poorly lacquered can bodies were, respectively, eleven and six times greater than that for normal, dip lacquered can bodies. There was significant ingress of pit corrosion into the can wall in substantially rusted cans. Closely wrapped stacks had both higher levels of rust and temperature than tent covered stacks.


Descriptors :   *CORROSION , *CONTAINERS , *TIN , *MILITARY RATIONS , *RUST(OXIDATION) , EXTERNAL , TROPICAL REGIONS , MEAN , TROPICAL TESTS , STORAGE , AUSTRALIA , FOOD , RATIONS , FOOD PROCESSING


Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Properties of Metals and Alloys


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE