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Microbes and Their Jet Fuel Environment
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1967 by SAE International in United States
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DC-8 aircraft fuel tank sump drainings and soil, air, and fuel-water samples from fuel distribution facilities were analyzed for microbial contamination. The data were evaluated to determine the fuel tank contamination, its sources, and its effect upon the aircraft so that corrosion prevention methods could be developed. Sampling plans and microbial examination techniques are presented. Principal contaminants were Hormodendrum resinae, Candida sp., and yeastlike cells. They appeared together in many aircraft. Most of the microorganisms found in aircraft samples were also found in samples from fuel distribution facilities, but only in very low frequency in aircraft dispensed fuel. The fuel facilities could serve as an important microbial source when the final barrier is breached or not effective.
|Book||Aviation Fuel Quality Control Procedures: 4th Edition|
|Technical Paper||OBIGGS For Fighter Aircraft|
|Aerospace Standard||Age Control of Age Sensitive Elastomeric Materials|
CitationEngel, W. and Hazelton, R., "Microbes and Their Jet Fuel Environment," SAE Technical Paper 670869, 1967, https://doi.org/10.4271/670869.
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