Naval Fuel Property Projections. Phase I. General Trends.
Interim rept. Nov 83-Jun 84,
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX ARMY FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH LAB
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Future Naval shipboard fuel properties are assessed from an external approach by evaluating the impact of outside influences on Naval fuel supplies. Historical trends in commercial distillate and resid fuels are reviewed. Energy, crude oil, and petroleum product forecasts are analyzed for their impact on future fuel properties and linear program refinery model studies are reviewed to determine refinery flexibility in meeting future demand and product quality. Planned refinery construction is summarized and evaluated for effects on future quality. Synthetic fuel penetration into commercial fuel markets is also addressed. Conclusions from each of the above factors and their effects on future shipboard fuel quality are summarized.
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