Accession Number : ADA112241

Title :   Commercial Aircraft Airframe Fuel Systems Survey and Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Oct 80-Oct 81,

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS BUFFALO NY BUFFALO DISTRICT

Personal Author(s) : Weitz,P G

PDF Url : ADA112241

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : A selection of commercial aircraft airframe fuel systems has been studied to determine areas where incompatibility with antimisting kerosene fuel (AMK) may exist. Incompatibility can be due to reduced fuel system component performance with AMK or shear degradation of the AMK by the fuel system components. Survey results, to date, indicate that potential component performance problems with AMK are more significant than loss of AMK flammability protection due to shear degradation. Components of interest include ejector pumps, fuel filters, and auxiliary power units. The solubility of water in AMK and its effect on fuel system performance under actual operating conditions is also of major importance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Jet engine fuels, *Fuel systems, *Fuel additives, *Fire safety, Airframes, Compatibility, Kerosene, Performance(Engineering), Shear stresses, Degradation, Fuel pumps, Fuel filters, Power equipment, Flammability, Solubility, Water, Transport aircraft

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
      Safety Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE