Accession Number : ADA020048

Title :   Flammability and Ignition Properties of JP-5 Jet Fuel from Alternate Sources.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Affens,W. A. ; McLaren,G. W. ; Hazlett,R. N.

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The flammability and ignition properties of JP-5 from alternate sources were studied. The samples which were investigated included one derived from tar sands, one from shale oil, and five from coal. The tar-sand, shale-oil, and one of the coal samples had flash points which were below that of the 140 F specification requirement. The remaining fuels from coal had flash points which were higher than specification requirements, and also higher than those of the usual run petroleum JP-5. Flammability indices and flammability index-temperature relationships of the alternate fuels were found to differ somewhat from that of the petroleum fuels. Autoignition temperatures of the alternate fuels were similar to that of petroleum-derived fuels. In general, the flammabability properties of the JP-5 from alternate sources were not significantly different from that of JP-5 from petroleum. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Jet engine fuels, *Flammability, *Ignition, *Synthetic materials, Tar, Sand, Shale, Coal, Oils, Flash point, Autoignition, Sources

Subject Categories : Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE