Accession Number:

ADP003131

Title:

Fuel Effects on Gas Turbine Combustion Systems

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PRATT AND WHITNEY WEST PALM BEACH FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The effects of variations in properties and characteristics of liquid hydrocarbon-base fuels in gas turbine engine combustors was investigated. Baseline fuels consisted of military-specification materials processed from petroleum and shale oil. Experimental fuels were comprised of liquid petroleum blends that were prepared specifically to exhibit desired physical and chemical properties. These fuels were assessed for their influence on ignition and performance characteristics in combustors of the F100, TF30, and J57 TF33 engines at simulated operating conditions. In general, during relatively short duration tests, combustor ignition and performance became increasingly poorer as fuel quality deviated from specification or historical values. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE