Q: Is a leak a way for fluid to escape a container or fluid-containing system? ¶
A: Yes, such as a tank or a ship's hull, through which the contents of the container can escape or outside matter can enter the container.
Q: Are leaks usually unintended and therefore undesired? ¶
Q: Is a leak not known? ¶
Q: Are leaks so corrective action can be taken? ¶
Q: Are leaks sometimes sized by the leakage rate? ¶
A: Yes, as in volume of fluid leaked per time, rather than the size of the opening.
Q: Are leaks the result of deterioration of materials from wear or aging? ¶
A: Yes, such as rusting or other corrosion or decomposition of elastomers or similar polymer materials used as gaskets or other seals.
Q: Are leaks often repaired by plugging the leaking holes or using a patch to cover them? ¶