Installation of Turbine-Fuels Research Combustor Laboratory.
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TEX ARMY FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH LAB
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A laboratory especially designed for the study of fuel-related problems in the operation of turbine engines has been installed at the U.S. Army Fuels and Lubricants Research Laboratory. The air supply system provides a clean, smooth flow of air to the combustion test cell at rates up to 2.5 lbssec pressures to 16 atm and temperatures to 1500F are possible at all flow rates. The fuel delivery system is capable of pumping fuels ranging in properties from gasoline to No. 5 diesel at flow rates of over 1 gpm and pressures over 1000 psi. Up to 50 channels of thermocouple and transducer signals are sampled the data reduction is performed on-line with test results available immediately. The system has been designed for maximum flexibility and growth. Conceivably, any combustion chamber and associated rig can be plugged-in, instrumented, and operated within the air flow capabilities of the laboratory. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines