Accession Number : AD0717347

Title :   Static Electricity Measurements During Refueler Loading.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Leonard,Joseph T. ; Carhart,Homer W.

Report Date : 05 JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The generation of electrostatic charge by JP-5-type jet fuel was examined at a truck fill stand which has both a 30-second relaxation chamber and bottom-loading capability. The installation, which is located at Patuxent Naval Air Station in Patuxent, Maryland, conforms to the latest NavFac design criteria except that a surge suppressor was not specified or provided. The objectives of the study were to examine the effect of hose diameter and length on the level of charge on fuel entering a refueler and to determine the effectiveness of the relaxation and bottom-loading facility in reducing the electrostatic hazard during refueler loading. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATIC ELECTRICITY, MEASUREMENT), (*FUEL TRUCKS, REFUELING), JET ENGINE FUELS, HAZARDS, ELECTROSTATIC FIELDS, FUEL HOSE, FUEL METERS, FUEL FILTERS, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE