The mechanism of corrosion in fuel tanks was studied by means of test pieces made of low-carbon shipbuilding steel, which were immersed in a two-phase medium consisting of (a) a layer of electrolyte below a layer of Diesel fuel, and (b) a layer of electrolyte below a layer of heavy fuel. It was found that corrosion was promoted by the high solvability of oxygen in the fuel and by oxygen diffusion through the interface between the phases. This diffusion is facilitated by the movement of the interface, such as would occur in sloshing of a water layer at the bottom of a fuel tank. Order from BSRA as No. 49,841.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute

    Ul Lotsmanskaya 3
    Leningrad,   USSR 
  • Authors:
    • Popova, A B
  • Publication Date: 1977


  • Russian

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  • Accession Number: 00189265
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM