Accession Number : AD0715757

Title :   Aircraft Carburettor Icing Studies.

Descriptive Note : Mechanical engineering rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Gardner,L. ; Moon,G.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : A study was made of the effect of gasoline icing inhibitors on aircraft carburettor icing. An engine test was developed and used to evaluate various types of inhibitor. The results obtained showed that aircraft carburettor icing can be prevented by the inclusion of additives in the gasoline. The use of a teflon-coated throttle plate to prevent ice adhesion was studied and found to virtually eliminate any ice formation on the plate. The use of ethylene glycol monomethyl ether at 0.10 - 0.15% by volume in the gasoline and the teflon-coated plate was shown to prevent both carburettor and fuel system icing. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT CARBURETORS, *ICE), (*FREEZING POINT DEPRESSANTS, *FUEL ADDITIVES), ETHANOLS, GASOLINE, INHIBITION, HALOCARBON PLASTICS, PLASTIC COATINGS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Fuels
      Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE