Fire Safety Tests Comparing Synthetic Jet and Diesel Fuels with JP-8 (POSTPRINT)
APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC TYNDALL AFB FL
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Experimental fire tests have been performed on various fuels derived both from a petroleum source and from a synthetic source via a Fischer-Tropsch process. Multiple fire tests were performed for each fuel type as well as fuel blends of conventional and synthetic fuels using aqueous film-forming foam on a liquid pool fire following a prescribed military specification, MIL-F-24385F. Using the current U.S. Air Force jet fuel JP-8 as a baseline comparison, the synthetic fuels or blends showed no significant difference in extinguishment times. Burnback times showed larger values for some of the synthetic fuels or blends when compared to JP-8, indicating improved safety for these synthetic fuels or blends.
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