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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE