Ramang Magga, M Zuchry, Yusnaini Arifin, Burhan Tatong


Corrosion is one of the issues that concerns today because it can lead to destruction of metal.Low steel carbon is one of metal types that has been widely used in industry, such as motorcycle component (fuel tank), and fuel shelter. However, low carbon steel use is highly suceptible to corrosion. The corrosion of motorcycle components (fuel tank) can decrease strength, tank life, that will harm the safety of motorists. In addition, corrosion in fuel shelters (premium and pertalite) can result in leakage of the container. The leakage is very vulnerable to fire. This research aims to analize corrosion rate of low carbon steel speciments that immerse in fuels, premium and pertalite. Method of research includes preparation, cutting and weighing of specimens before immersing the specimen in the fuel. Every 384 Jam the specimens were removed from the fuel then cleaned from the impurities andre-weighed.Weight loss wass used in calculating the corrosion rate occurring in the speciments. The result showthat pertalite and premium corrode the speciments, low carbon steel. Corrosion rate of speciments immersed for 1536 Jam in premium was faster than in pertalite. The speciments immersed in premium experienced with weight reduction 0,081 gram. Meanwhile rate of corrosion of the speciments immersed in pertalite was 0,073 gram.

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