Accession Number:

ADA210381

Title:

Compatibility of Fuel System Components with High Density Fuel

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 1987-Jan 1989

Corporate Author:

BOEING ADVANCED SYSTEMS CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

180.0

Abstract:

Environmental and endurance tests were conducted to evaluate the performance of typical fuel system components when exposed to high density aviation turbine engine fuel. The environment tests simulated the extreme high and low temperatures encountered in hot and cold day missions. The results revealed that the high density fuel HDF would not have any fuel boiling or freezing problems but the pump power required for HDF was higher than for JP-4 fuel as was expected and the lower heat capacity of HDF resulted in noticeably higher heat exchanger discharge temperatures. The endurance tests revealed that the HDF would not cause abnormal wear or component leakage. Nothing in the test results suggested that current inputs to fuel system life cycle cost models should be modified if HDF is used.

Subject Categories:

  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves
  • Fuels
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE