Coordinating Support of Fuels and Lubricant Research and Development (R&D) 2. Delivery Order 0002: Handbook of Aviation Fuel Properties - 2004 Third Edition
Final rept. 16 Dec 1999-30 Dec 2004
COORDINATING RESEARCH COUNCIL INC ALPHARETTA GA
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Aviation and air breathing missile fuels are characterized and controlled by specifications and by contract. Specifications for aviation fuels have historically been based primarily on usage requirements as opposed to detailed chemistry. Exceptions would be chemically derived, military fuels such as JP-10, as well as certain other missile fuels. Over the years aviation gasoline Avgas has become composed primarily of synthetic components, while turbine fuels are largely straight-run distillates and therefore depend on crude oil type for their primary characteristics. Synthetically derived hydrocarbons in the kerosene boiling range generally have properties that fall within the specification range for aviation turbine fuels. However, these fuels must meet rigorous engine and compatibility tests before they are accepted for use.
- Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines