Accession Number:

ADA025684

Title:

Electrostatic Properties of JP-5 Jet Fuel from Alternate Sources.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The electrostatic properties of JP-5 fuel from alternate sources were determined. Two properties - electrical conductivity and electrostatic charging tendency - were measured on seven samples. Five coal-derived fuels and one sample derived from tar sands exhibited properties similar to jet fuels derived from petroleum and hence should not develop unusual ignition hazards in field handling. A JP-5 produced from shale had higher values of conductivity and charging tendency than petroleum-derived fuels, but the combination of the two properties indicates that no abnormal electrostatic hazards should be encountered. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE