Leak FAQs:

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?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a leak not known?

A: Yes.

Q: Are leaks so corrective action can be taken?

A: Yes.

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?

A: Yes.