Studies of Deterioration of Coatings for Collapsible Fuel Tanks. Part II
Final rept. Mar-Oct 1974
GOODYEAR TIRE AND RUBBER CO AKRON OH
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Exposure to combat gasoline in combination with ultraviolet radiation and high humidity, and exposure to diesel fuel in combination with ultraviolet radiation and high humidity showed significant deterioration of the coatings. The effect of not changing the fuel periodically caused more severe degradation of the coating materials than when the fuels were changed at each two-week period. The probable cause of the increased deterioration of the coatings in combat gasoline was the change in composition of the test fluid caused by volatilization of the lower boiling fractions. The probable cause of the increased deterioration of the coatings in diesel fuel was the change in pH of the fuel due to exposure to ultraviolet radiation and moisture.
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