Compatibility Study of Antimisting Kerosene and the DC-10/KC-10 Fuel System.
Final rept. Mar 81-Apr 82,
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CORP LONG BEACH CA
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The compatibility of antimisting kerosene AMK with a contemporary fuel system was evaluated. AMK made with the FM-9 additive to the base fuel was used throughout the program. Tests were conducted to determine AMK effects on components and system performance, and component and system effects on the fuel. Some DC-10KC-10 systems are incompatible with the AMK fuel. Systems andor procedural revisions to accommodate the AMK do not appear to present technically insurmountable problems. AMK reduces the performance of some systems e.g., jet pump transfer, gravity transfer, and suction feed below normally accepted levels. Extensive study and testing will be required to certify the aircraft fuel system for use with the FM-9 AMK.