Accession Number : AD0772945

Title :   Installation of Turbine-Fuels Research Combustor Laboratory.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TEX ARMY FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Moses,C. A.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A laboratory especially designed for the study of fuel-related problems in the operation of turbine engines has been installed at the U.S. Army Fuels and Lubricants Research Laboratory. The air supply system provides a clean, smooth flow of air to the combustion test cell at rates up to 2.5 lbs/sec; pressures to 16 atm and temperatures to 1500F are possible at all flow rates. The fuel delivery system is capable of pumping fuels ranging in properties from gasoline to No. 5 diesel at flow rates of over 1 gpm and pressures over 1000 psi. Up to 50 channels of thermocouple and transducer signals are sampled; the data reduction is performed on-line with test results available immediately. The system has been designed for maximum flexibility and growth. Conceivably, any combustion chamber and associated rig can be plugged-in, instrumented, and operated within the air flow capabilities of the laboratory. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Gas turbines, *Jet engine fuels, *Laboratories, Laboratory equipment, Laboratory procedures, Fuel systems, Combustion chambers, Research management

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Fuels
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE