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|AIRCRAFT FUEL CAP COVER
|Hurricane Fay: A good test for Stay-Sealed.
The Stay-Sealed cover was tested during Hurricane Fay, a cover was installed on a
test piper fuel tank. The tank was strapped down to the ground with hurricane
straps and exposed to heavy rains and 45-50 MPH winds. Through 5 days of wind
and rain, NO water was found in the tank after the storm passed.
August 2008, in Lakeland, FL
|Facts concerning condensation
The DOT requires a daily log be kept to document the amount of water sumped from the
airport's fuel tanks. Weather conditions such as cloudy, rainy or sunny are recorded as well
as temperatures. This data was collected at a central Florida airport:
A 12, 500 gallon steel fuel tank produces on average through the summer, less than a
teaspoon of water each day. Aircraft fuel tanks at 20-30 gallons in the same conditions
produce two to four drops.
If a pilot sumps several ounces, this is not from condensation!