Fuel tests don't dish the dirt

时间:2019-03-07 05:15:02166网络整理admin

By Tim Thwaites in Melbourne THE aviation fuel contaminant believed to have been responsible for grounding nearly half the light aircraft in Australia (New Scientist, 22 January, p 7) was not detected because standard aviation fuel tests are not sensitive enough, according to an independent expert who has been asked to assess fuel testing procedures. “The international regulations are going to have to be tightened up,” says David Trimm, a chemist at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. The level of ethylene diamine in the fuel, which is thought to be responsible for the scare,