Effect of Corrosion Inhibitors on Lubricity as Measured by the Ball-On- Cylinder Instrument
Final rept. Mar 1985-Jul 1986
AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This report is an investigation to determine the effects of corrosion inhibitors on the lubricity of different types of fuels. The lubricity level of each fuel sample was measured using the Interav Ball-on-Cylinder Tester. The three most common inhibitors currently used by the Air Force herein referred to as Corrosion Inhibitors C1, C2 and C3 were tested in petroleum and shale JP-4, JP-8 and isopar with and without other additives present. Normalization procedures were used to evaluate inhibitor effectiveness relative to the wear scar of clay-treated fuels. Other additives were found to have effects on lubricity of fuel with corrosion inhibitor. Temperature variations of 13 degrees C had only a slight effect on fuel lubricity. Keywords Jet fuel.
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines