A Five-Point Program Designed to Eliminate Contamination and Corrosion of Fuel Tanks on Aircraft Using Jet Turbine Fuel 650364
A general discussion of the problems resulting from the introduction of contaminated jet turbine fuel into integral fuel tanks and a five-point program designed to eliminate the contamination problem are presented.
Some areas covered are: inspection of fuel sources for contamination to prevent contaminants from entering the aircraft fuel system; decontamination of fuel sources; inspection and decontamination of the aircraft fuel system; use of additives for the control of microorganisms; materials and methods, including a simple system for introducing the additives.
The good and bad points of all fuel tank sealing and finishing systems presently in use are discussed, and a new finish system completely resistant to degradation by microorganisms is introduced. Simple means of controlling fuel quality entering the aircraft from uncontrolled sources are outlined.