Accession Number : AD0667818

Title :   STORAGE STABILITY OF HIGH TEMPERATURE FUELS. PART I. MICRO FUEL COKER TESTS OF FUEL-RADIOTRACER BLENDS BEFORE STORAGE.

Descriptive Note : Initial technical rept. Mar 67-Mar 68,

Corporate Author : BUREAU OF MINES BARTLESVILLE OKLA PETROLEUM RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Whisman,Marvin L. ; Ward,Cecil C.

Report Date : MAR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : The report describes investigation of the influence of fuel constituents during storage on thermal stability of high-temperature hydrocarbon jet fuels. The study was initiated utilizing a micro fuel coker test apparatus to measure the thermal stability of fuels and the contribution of selected fuel components, labeled with radiotracers, to deposit-forming reactions. Forty-one blends using five fuels and nine radioactive fuel components were prepared, given initial tests and stored at 130F. Aliquots of the five test fuels were depolarized by silica gel percolation and test blends were prepared from these treated fuels for comparison with untreated blends. In a third series of tests, contaminants in the form of red iron oxide and water were added to fuel-radiotracer blends. These 68 blends and approximately 44 additional samples yet to be prepared will be retested after 52 weeks of storage to determine the effect of storage upon deposit-forming tendencies of the labeled fuel compounds. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET ENGINE FUELS, THERMAL STABILITY), STORAGE, LABELED SUBSTANCES, HYDROCARBONS, DEPOSITS, IMPURITIES, IRON OXIDES, WATER, PYROLYSIS

Subject Categories : Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE