Accession Number : ADA132156

Title :   Middle Distillate Fuel Stability Characteristics - A Review.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Oct 81-Jan 83,

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

Personal Author(s) : Lee,G H , II ; Stavinoha,L L

PDF Url : ADA132156

Report Date : Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Middle distillate fuel stability is of prime concern when long-term storage is necessary. Extensive work has bee undertaken over the past half century in an attempt to establish the true chemical mechanism by which this degradation takes place. This review was undertaken as part of a basic research program having as its goal the definition of fuel deterioration and additive-inhibition mechanisms. It is intended to report some of the more pertainent highlights so that the reader may obtain an overview of the current state-of-the-art in fuel stability research. An annotated bibliography has also been included more in-depth information may be readily obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fuels, *Turbines, *Aircraft engines, Stability, Distillates, Mechanical properties, Storage, Degradation, Deterioration, Reaction kinetics, Free radicals, Chemical reactions, Additives, Oxidation, Acids, Sulfur compounds, Nitrogen compounds, Metals, Catalysis, Polymerization, Antioxidants, Dispersants, Diesel fuels, Petroleum products

Subject Categories : Fuels
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE