THERMAL STABILITY OF JET FUELS
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY DIV
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A study of the effect of mercaptans on the formation of insoluble sediment in jet fuels at elevated temperatures is reported. The study was conducted in three experimental series. Series 1 involved the testing of TC-1 fuels to determine the temperature of maximum sediment formation. Series 2 dealt with the effects of mercaptans and catalytic metals on sediment formation at 150 deg C. Series 3 extended the experiments of series 2 to the 100-300 deg C ring . Sediment formation increased with increasing mercaptan content, and the temperature of maximum sediment formation was 150 deg C.