E,FECT OF HDROCARBON FUELS ON THE OPERATION OF VAPOR PHASE FUEL SYSTEMS.
Rept. for June 62-Apr 63,
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO CINCINNATI OHIO
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Ten hydrocarbon fuels were evaluated in a vaporizing heat exchanger to fuel exit temperatures up to 1300 FK IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILIT OF VAPORIZING FUELS PRIOR TO COMBUSTION AS A MEANS OF ACHIEVING INCREASED HEAT ABSORBING CAPACITY OF FUELS AND DETERMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FUEL PROPERTIES AND PERFORMANCE OF A VAORIZING SYSTEM. The heat sinks obtained by use of these fuels rate approximately in decreasing heat sink order mixed normal paraffins, a special JP-6, hydrindan, Soltrol 170, HTF-35, SO2 treated naphthenic kerosene, decalin, inane and clay treated furfural extract of light cycle gas oil. JP-4 referee, a clay treated furfural extract of light cycle gas oil and pinane plugged the heat exchanger apparatus and are considered unsatisfactory for use as vaporizing fuels. The highest rates of heat transfer were found to be grouped in decreasing order as JP-6, Soltrol 170, decalin and mixed normal paraffins20, 9htf-35 SO2 treated naphthenic kerosene, hydrindan, pinane, ,urfural extract of li.ht cycle gas oil, and JP-4. Combustion testing did not show significant differences among the fuels tested. Author