GAS TURBINE AND JET ENGINE FUELS
Progress rept. no. 1
PHILLIPS PETROLEUM CO BARTLESVILLE OK
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INITIATION OF THIS STUDY HAS BEEN BROUGHT ABOUT AS A RESULT OF REPORTS OF MARKEDLY DECREASED LIFE OF JET ENGINE HOT SECTION COMPONENTS IN ENGINES OPERATING ON S-containing fuels in sea water laden atmospheres. Results of testing carried on to date in this laboratory have indicated the following Synthetic sea water ASTM D655 showed no significant tendency to increase or decrease flame to be metal loss above or below the values observed for operation on 1 S fuel without sea water injection, even at concentrations as high as 5000 times that indicated in the literature as representative of the concentration of airborne sea water vapor at an altitude of 50 ft over the ocean. Natural sea water Gulf of Mexico did cause increased metal loss both with operation on 1 S fuel and with nearly S-free fuel. However, the magnitude of these increases was nearly the same without S as with S, indicating that the corrosive effects of S and this particular sea water were not synergistic but independent.