Accession Number : AD0667902

Title :   FEASIBILITY OF BURNING EMULSIFIED FUEL IN A 7LM100 ENGINE

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO CINCINNATI OH FLIGHT PROPULSION DIV

Personal Author(s) : Stockton, W W ; Olsen, C M

PDF Url : AD0667902

Report Date : Feb 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : Investigations were undertaken for the purpose of developing a 'safe' fuel that will not explode in its stored condition when exposed to a spark, but which will give identical engine performance when used in place of fuels being burned today. The Bell air cushion vehicle engine, a General Electric LM100, was tested on the latest emulsified 'safe' JP-4 fuel. Engine starts and operation were about the same with emulsified JP-4 fuel as with plain JP-4 except that running time was limited on emulsified fuel because of fuel nozzle clogging. Clogging was caused by dirtier-than-normal fuel and by an iron deposit that formed on the fuel nozzles and fuel nozzle screens.

Descriptors :   *GAS TURBINES, *JET ENGINE FUELS, COMBUSTION PRODUCTS, COMPATIBILITY, DEPOSITS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, FLAMMABILITY, FOULING, FUEL NOZZLES, GELS, IGNITION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), SAFETY, STORAGE

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE