AN INVESTIGATION OF THE COMPATIBILITY OF FAA 1069-1 KEROSENE FUEL GEL WITH COMMERCIAL JET TRANSPORT FUEL SYSTEMS
BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE CO RENTON WA
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The testing of gelled fuels compatibility with a commercial transport fuel system is discussed. The effect upon the strength of kerosene gelled fuels of varying the amount of gelling agent, gel water content, gelation temperature, gel temperature, pumping with different types of pumps, and subjection to a typical vibration spectrum was investigated. The corrosion characteristics of the gelled fuel and the gelled fuels ability to support microbiological growths was studied. The gelled fuel was also tested for its ability to be pumped out of a section of a 727 wing fuel tank.
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