Storage Stability of High Temperature Fuels. Part I. Micro Fuel Coker Tests of Fuel-radio-tracer Blends Before Storage.
Air Force Aero Propulsion Lab Wright-patterson AFB Ohio Tech Rpt AFAPL-TR-68-32 Pt I :94 pages
This report describes investigation of the influence of fuel constituents during storage on thermal stability of high-temperature hydrocarbon jet fuels. This study was initiated utilizing a micro fuel coker test apparatus to measure the thermal stability of fuels and the contribution of selected fuel components, labeled with radiotracers, to deposit-forming reactions. Forty-one blends using 5 fuels and 9 radioactive fuel components were prepared, given initial tests and stored at 130 deg f. Aliquots of the 5 test fuels were depolarized by silica gel percolation, and test blends were prepared from these treated fuels for comparison with untreated blends. In a third series of tests, contaminants in the form of red iron oxide and water were added to fuel-radiotracer blends.
Air Force Aero Propulsion Lab., Wright-patterson AFB, Ohio, Tech. Rpt. AFAPL-TR-68-32, Pt. I