Accession Number : AD0638224

Title :   DETECTION OF WATER IN JET FUEL AND RESIDUAL FUEL. ITEM 2: PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENTATION.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept., 21 Jun-21 Aug 66.

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s) : Salkowski,Martin

Report Date : 01 SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The objective of the program is to develop two instruments: one for detecting water in jet fuel and the other for detecting water in residual fuel. The basic technique being considered is infrared absorption at the 2.8-micron wavelength. At this point in the infrared spectrum, the extinction coefficient for the HOH structure is large. By utilizing the long wavelengths of light, the extinction coefficient for secondary contamination is small. This specificity will make the instrumentation accurate and reliable. Also, the measurements will be noncumulative as compared with techniques that the Navy utilizes today. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET ENGINE FUELS, WATER), (*FUEL CONTAMINATION, *DETECTORS), FUELS, INFRARED DETECTORS, INSTRUMENTATION, DETECTION

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE