Volume 8, Issue 6 (June 2011)

    Microbial Corrosion in Aviation Turbine Fuel (Jet A 1) Transporting Pipeline

    (Received 5 October 2010; accepted 18 April 2011)

    Published Online: 2011

    CODEN: JAIOAD

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    Abstract

    Aviation turbine fuel is a mixture of various hydrocarbons and additives. Some fuel-soluble chemicals are added in small amounts to enhance or to maintain the properties related to fuel performance. In the present study, the influence of microbes on corrosion in aviation turbine fuel transporting pipeline is reported. Chemical and biological analyses of the corrosion product collected from aviation turbine fuel pipeline were carried out. While examining the topography of the pipeline, the possibilities of some water stagnant points were noticed. The reason for the corrosion in the aviation turbine fuel transporting pipeline is investigated and discussed.


    Author Information:

    Maruthamuthu, S.
    CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi-630 006,

    Ramachandran, S.
    CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi-630 006,

    Kumar, B. Dinesh
    CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi-630 006,

    Shatish, V.
    Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research,

    Palanichamy, S.
    CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi-630 006,

    kumar, B. Anand
    Offshore Platform and Marine Electrochemistry Centre, CECRI Unit,

    Subramanian, P.
    CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi-630 006,

    Sah, S. P.
    Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research,

    Anbezhil, A.
    Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research,

    Palaniswamy, N.
    CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi-630 006,


    Stock #: JAI103451

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI103451

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    Title Microbial Corrosion in Aviation Turbine Fuel (Jet A 1) Transporting Pipeline
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D02