Accession Number:

ADA126338

Title:

Degradation and Characterization of Antimisting Kerosene (AMK).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 80-Nov 81,

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX MOBILE ENERGY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

Experiments are described which demonstrate the feasibility of degrading AMK in a single pass with a system consisting of a hydraulic fuel pump from a TF30 engine and several types of flow restrictors such as packed tubes or needle valves. The performance of the degraded AMK was evaluated with full-scale aircraft filters JT8D and CF6, a T63 combustor and laboratory scale tests including filtration, ignition, and gel permeation chromatography. Rheological experiments indicated that while the shear viscosity of AMK increases above a critical shear rate, the magnitude of the shear viscosity is not large enough to explain the effectiveness of the FM-9 additive. However, it has been shown that, associated with the critical shear rate, AMK exhibits strong viscoelastic effects that are not evident at low shear rates or in flow through an orifice. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE