Stability Tests – Initial test

Overview:

STABILITY AND MATERIALS COMPATIBILITY TESTS OF A PROPOSED DIESEL FUEL ADDITIVE

by  C.H. Owen and A.R.D. Thorley

27th January, 1988.

Laboratory Conditions:

The City University, London

THERMO-FLUIDS ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTRE

Materials tested:

 steel, aluminium, copper, brass, bundy tubing, rubber, and reinforced nylon.

Initial tests used:-
 
 
 

ABSTRACT

This report describes a series of tests carried out during October 1987 – January 1988
using 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 are
reasonably compatible with several of the materials likely to be encountered in diesel fuel systems.