Material Compatibility and Durability of Vehicles with Methanol/Gasoline Grade Tertiary Butyl Alcohol Gasoline Blends 841383
Results of compatibility studies of vehicle fuel system components and materials with gasoline containing 4.5 volume % methanol/4.5 volume % gasoline-grade tertiary-butyl alcohol are presented. Vehicles from on-the-road use over several years showed no increased corrosion of metals or deterioration of elastomers and plastics when compared to hydrocarbon-only fuels. Vehicle exhaust emissions remain unchanged or are reduced. Charcoal canisters and evaporative emissions do not appear to be differentially affected.
Citation: Miller, D., Drake, D., DeJovine, J., and Yogis, G., "Material Compatibility and Durability of Vehicles with Methanol/Gasoline Grade Tertiary Butyl Alcohol Gasoline Blends," SAE Technical Paper 841383, 1984, https://doi.org/10.4271/841383. Download Citation
David J. Miller, David A. Drake, James M. DeJovine, George Yogis
ARCO Petroleum Products Co., Harvey Technical Center, Harvey, IL, ARCO Chemical Co., Philadelphia, PA
1984 SAE International Fall Fuels and Lubricants Meeting and Exhibition
Oxygenates in Motor Fuel Formulation-PT-38