STP705: Cooling Systems Corrosion in Relation to Design and Materials

    Beynon, E
    Technical manager; senior supervisor, Customer Technical Service; and manager, Technical Service, Union Carbide Corporation, Tarrytown, New York

    Cooper, NR
    Technical manager; senior supervisor, Customer Technical Service; and manager, Technical Service, Union Carbide Corporation, Tarrytown, New York

    Hannigan, HJ
    Technical manager; senior supervisor, Customer Technical Service; and manager, Technical Service, Union Carbide Corporation, Tarrytown, New York

    Pages: 17    Published: Jan 1980


    Abstract

    Field experience revealing corrosion failures relating to engine cooling system design and material causes as well as coolant deficiencies are reviewed. Basic corrosion mechanisms are described and related to specific component failures. The role of ethylene glycol base inhibited coolants is discussed and the real world of consumer practices and service problems is described. Conclusions are developed which suggest viable approaches to further improvements in cooling system performance and reliability.

    Keywords:

    coolant, antifreeze, corrosion, automotive, cylinder head


    Paper ID: STP29228S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D15.19

    DOI: 10.1520/STP29228S


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