We currently use an aluminum water tank for leak testing gas tanks
under an air pressure of 1.5 to 2 psi.
The water tanks are severely corroded above the water line and I do not
know what aluminum alloy was used but it was most likely either a 5052
or 3003 sheet in the annealed -O temper.
I am assuming the corrosion was accelerated by the fact that we used
chlorine bleach as a disinfectant to keep any micro-organisms from
breeding in the water.
Does anyone have any good ideas on the best aluminum alloys and water
solution disinfectants to use such that corrosion of the aluminum tank
walls is minimized?
We are probably going to weld up a new water tank soon.
Thanks in advance.
- posted 17 years ago