Storage Stability of Jet Fuel Not Containing Anti-Oxidant (AO)
Interim rept. Jun 2010-Jan 2012
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX
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This program assessed the effectiveness of adding anti-oxidant AO to various fuels after the fuels leave the refinery. The project involved storing severely hydro-treated fuels for a period of 12 months to simulate the 36 month storage period for vehicles and equipment aboard pre-positioned ships. One fuel contained AO from the refinery and an additional fuel was procured without AO added at the refinery. Each fuel was divided in half with one half being stored as received at 43 deg C and the second half treated with the JP-8 additive package and stored at 43 deg C. The fuel without the AO had AO added upon receipt at TFLRF. A third fuel was added to the matrix that was provided from Australia. This fuel was thought to exhibit poor storage stability characteristics. As with the other fuels, this fuel was divided into two portions with one stored as received and the other additized with the JP-8 additive package and stored at 43 deg C.