Accession Number : ADA182196

Title :   Laboratory Characterization Tests for Antimisting Fuel.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Wilson,Joseph J

PDF Url : ADA182196

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 127

Abstract : Experiments have shown that FM-9 antimisting fuel had the potential for precluding the fine mist and associated fireball generation in aircraft post-crash situations while allowing for the restoration of the filtration and antomizing characteristics required for aircraft operation. The Federal Aviation Administration, the Aircraft Establishment, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft developed many specialized laboratory characterization tests throughout the antimisting fuel program to evaluate the antimisting properties, the degradability, the composition, and rheological properties of FM-9 antimisting fuel and the physical properties of FM-9 slurry used in the inline blending process for anitmisting fuel. This report documents all the laboratory characterization tests that were successfully developed and used as a standardized test method during the program. Keywords; Antimisting, Fuel, Rheology, Quality Control, Laboratory Tests, Safety, Fuel, Ploymer, Characterization, Shear Rate, Non Newttonian, Inline, Blending.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION FUELS, *FUEL ADDITIVES, *KEROSENE, *FIRE SAFETY, *AIRCRAFT, CRASHES, FUELS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, RHEOLOGY, RATES, OPERATION, ANTIFOGGING AGENTS, LABORATORY TESTS, QUALITY CONTROL, STANDARDIZATION, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, AVIATION SAFETY, FIRE HAZARDS, REDUCTION

Subject Categories : Fuels
      Safety Engineering
      Military Aircraft Operations
      Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE