STABILITY AND MATERIALS COMPATIBILITY TESTS OF A PROPOSED DIESEL FUEL ADDITIVE
by C.H. Owen and A.R.D. Thorley
27th January, 1988.
The City University, London
THERMO-FLUIDS ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTRE
steel, aluminium, copper, brass, bundy tubing, rubber, and reinforced nylon.
This report describes a series of tests carried out during October 1987 – January 1988using a proposed additive for combining water and diesel type fuels, with a view to establishing the risks, or otherwise, of corrosion problems developing and of the fuel-water-additive mix breaking down.
It is concluded that stable solutions of water and diesel fuel can be created which arereasonably compatible with several of the materials likely to be encountered in diesel fuel systems.