[AusNOG] [off-topic] Sydney dust storms

Mark Newton newton at internode.com.au
Wed Sep 23 15:04:29 EST 2009

On 23/09/2009, at 2:11 PM, vk6ksj wrote:

> that much dust can't be good for jet engines,

You might be surprised.  The RAAF folks found that ingesting Iraqi  
air into their turbines cleaned accumulated scaling off the insides of
the engines, producing slightly better fuel economy and slightly lower
maintenance costs.

Purely temporary, of course: over time the scaling ran out and the sand
started abrading the metal instead, with completely predicable results.

   - mark

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