Design for Corrosion Control of Aviation Fuel Storage and Distribution Systems
Final rept. 15 Oct 1970-15 Oct 1974
CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CA
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An exhaustive review was made of the literature on corrosion problems and their control as they pertain to aviation fuel storage and distribution systems. It covers the many corrosion-related variables encountered with respect to the different types of fuels storage tanks and the distribution lines essential to supplying uncontaminated fuels to planes. Methods of reducing the corrosion of metals used in these systems are considered by identifying potential causes for corrosion in the soil, other external environments to be encountered and in fuels themselves. Different procedures to anticipate and control corrosion are presented, including the use of protective coatings, cathodic protection, and plastics composites as a substitute for metals. Problem areas such as galvanic corrosion, proper surface preparation and techniques for application of protective coatings are considered. Guidelines are given that combine economic considerations with practical corrosion control procedures that will give the most efficient service life compatible with a projected time-of-use requirement.
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