Sea Level Operation Demonstration of F404-GE-400 Turbofan Engine with JP-5/Bio-Fuel Mixture
Technical rept. 13 Oct 2009
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD
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An engine performance test was conducted on an uninstalled F404-GE-400 turbofan engine inside the Aircraft Test and Evaluation Facility Hush House at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, on 13 October 2009. The test consisted of two separate engine performance demonstration runs through the full power range of operation using JP-5 fuel and a blend of JP-5 and a plant-based Bio-fuel. Specifically, the Bio-fuel was derived from the flowering plant known as camelina sativa and was manufactured by Sustainable Oils of Bozeman, Montana. The blended fuel consisted of 45 Bio-fuel and 55 JP-5 by volume. Analysis of the corrected performance data revealed no significant change in engine performance or operation.
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines