COATING AND CHEMICAL LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
The deterioration of petroleum fuels was studied by investigation of their autoxidation susceptibilities. Federal and Military Specification fuels and commercial gasolines were subjected to a six-week accelerated aging test with analyses for generated hydroperoxides determined at weekly intervals. The resulting peroxide-time curves revealed autoxidation tendencies to vary considerably. Under the conditions of this aging technique, there is evidence that the bulk storage supply of combat gasoline MIL-G-3056B at Aberdeen Proving Ground is experiencing a gradual depletion of antioxidant quality.