Case Study: Establishing The Cause Of Corrosion Failure Of a Diesel Injector Sleeve.
An investigation was carried out on the corrosion of a copper diesel injector sleeve to:
- to confirm the suspicion that the source of the corrosive agent was a commercial fuel additive which was added in error,
- to determine the presence or otherwise of this additive in the coolant system of the failed engine,
- to establish how much additive was present in the coolant system, and
- to establish a timeframe for the corrosion event.