Studying the Flame Radiation Characteristics of Diesel Fuels.
ARMY COATING AND CHEMICAL LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The ASTM D-1740 Luminometer apparatus was evaluated as a technique for rating the combustion improving properties of diesel smoke suppressant additives. Preliminary experimentation, which revealed the inadequacies of this approach resulting from poor test repeatability, led to the development of a new wick prepared from glass-wool fibers. Further testing was conducted to optimize the characteristics of the experimental glass fiber wick which was subsequently recommended for rating the flame radiation properties of diesel fuels.
- Combustion and Ignition
- Air Pollution and Control