ANALYSIS OF DATA ON T-5 FUEL.
Rept. no. 2, on AID Work Assignment no. 28.
AEROSPACE INFORMATION DIV LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON D C
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On the basis of the limited data available, this report discusses the possible composition and manufacture of the Soviet T-5 jet fuel. The elemental composition of the fuel, C14H25.5 was computed from the amount of oxygen necessary for complete combustion. The average molecular weight and the average number of carbon atoms were computed from the distillation data and boiling points of individual hydrocarbons. The group composition derived is considered highly probable, since it satisfies both the percentage of aromatics given in the specifications and the hydrogen content computed. It corresponds to a mixture of mono- and bi-cyclic aromatics 20 and naphthenes 80. With this probable composition as the base, the possibilities of obtaining the fuel by deep hydrogenation of the alkylated naphthalene fraction originating from coal or petroleum products were evaluated. Blending with straight-run cuts of suitable crudes a secondary possibility, was also considered. Obviously, the receipt of new data on this fuel can reverse the conclusions of this report. It should be noted, however, that existing literature on the subject contains only scattered evidence of Soviet interest in the hydrogenation of heavy materials, and no mention is made of the use of this process, which may well be classified, for the manufacture of T-5fuel. Author