THE EFFECTS OF A JET FUEL ANTI-ICING ADDITIVE ON FUEL TANK LININGS
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The Navy currently is studying the possibility of incorporating an anti-icing additive AIA consisting mainly of methyl cellosolve in its jet fuels. A question has arisen as to the effect this additive might have on organic linings now generally used in fuel storage tanks. Test panels coated with the various approved lining materials were immersed for 12 months in a waterfuel mixture containing this anti-icing additive in progressively increasing amounts, ranging from 0 to 100 in the aqueous phase. Results at the end of 12 months indicate that there is significantly less blister formation, both in size and density, of linings exposed to 20 to 40 concentrations of anti-icing additive than of linings exposed to higher and lower concentrations. The concentration limits which the additive would reach in water in normal service are in the 20 to 40 range.