Electrostatic Properties of JP-5 Jet Fuel from Alternate Sources.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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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