Accession Number : AD0738141

Title :   Studying the Flame Radiation Characteristics of Diesel Fuels.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY COATING AND CHEMICAL LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Lepera,Maurice E. ; Hartzell,Lyndon G.

Report Date : JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The ASTM D-1740 Luminometer apparatus was evaluated as a technique for rating the combustion improving properties of diesel smoke suppressant additives. Preliminary experimentation, which revealed the inadequacies of this approach resulting from poor test repeatability, led to the development of a new wick prepared from glass-wool fibers. Further testing was conducted to optimize the characteristics of the experimental glass fiber wick which was subsequently recommended for rating the flame radiation properties of diesel fuels.

Descriptors :   (*FUEL OIL, COMBUSTION), (*SMOKE, REDUCTION), (*AIR POLLUTION, EXHAUST GASES), TEST EQUIPMENT, DIESEL ENGINES, FLAMES

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE