Evaluation of the Impact of Kerojet (trademark) Aquarius Water Scavenger Additive on the Thermal Stability of Jet A Fuels
Interim rept. 2 Jun-28 Nov 2014
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH TURBINE ENGINE DIV
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In a total of 11 advanced, reduced-scale fuel system simulator ARSFSS runs and several quartz crystal microbalance QCM and jet fuel thermal oxidation tester JFTOT tests, In a total of 11 ARSFSS Runs and several QCM and JFTOT tests, the data shows beyond reasonable doubt that for this program, the additive demonstrated no discernable negative impact on the thermal stability characteristics of the fuel used based on the testing performed. At the anticipated commercial use dosage, the additive results in thermal stability performance characteristics indiscernible from the baseline fuel. Testing also showed that under simulated aircraft fuel system conditions, the 4X dosage rate actually improved fuel thermal stability characteristics by reducing deposition in fuel wetted components and reducing hysteresis in servo valve and flow divider valve performance. Based on the testing performed, Aquarius Water Scavenger Additive has no apparent or discernible negative impact on fuel thermal stability characteristics.