The Effect of Aviation Fuels Containing Low Amounts of Static Dissipater Additive on Electrostatic Charge Generation
COORDINATING RESEARCH COUNCIL INC ATLANTA GA
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The purpose of the CRC program was to determine whether commingled fuels containing low levels of static dissipater additive pose any additional electrostatic hazard over unadditized fuel. Specifically, the program conducted the necessary experiments to determine electrostatic effects of commingled fuels containing static dissipater additive with a conductivity less than 50 picoSiemensmeter pSm. It was also a goal of this program to survey existing systems and make an assessment whether future fueling systems could cause additional electrostatic hazards during the fueling operation. In order to achieve these goals, it was the scope of this program To assess the range of conductivities present in Jet A at various locations To assess the charging tendency of Jet A presently being used in the United States To perform laboratory scale tests to further study the charging tendency of ASA-3 and Stadis 450 in both commingled Jet A and clay treated Jet A as needed to verify the results of the other tests To develop a database of the residence times typical of existing fueling systems.
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Combustion and Ignition