Originally Posted by valhalla360
If you read the whole thread, you will realize, the "breathing" issue is already accounted for in the estimates and even if you assume unrealistically high turnover and extract the maximum amount available, it is still a negligible amount of water that could be introduced via condensation
You have an image in your brain of air breathing in and out, and bringing in lots of water which "rains" down into the fuel
. It seems plausible, and it is in line with generations of folk wisdom, and so a belief is formed. It gets embellished with atmospheric pressure changes, some made-up ideas about the role of fuel
vapors, etc., etc., and the belief becomes stronger and stronger.
But this belief does not stand the test of actually doing real numbers based on a real understanding of how condensation is formed.
In the Middle Ages, EVERYONE believed that bubonic plague was caused by damp air. People reinforced each other's belief in this for centuries. Like condensation in boat
, this belief did not stand up to the test of real science.