Accession Number : ADA187873

Title :   Stability, Compatibility, and Related Problems of Additives in Naval Distillate Fuels Derived from Lower Quality Feedstocks.

Descriptive Note : Topical rept. no. 2, Aug 84-Sep 86,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL INST FOR PETROLEUM AND ENERGY RESEARCH BARTLESVILLE OK

Personal Author(s) : Brinkman, D W ; Stirling, K Q

PDF Url : ADA187873

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : This report describes the first two years of a study co-sponsored by DOE and the U.S. Navy to determine which antioxidant additives are most effective in delaying fuel degradation in a variety of middle distillate straight run light cycle oil blends. In this study, straight-run middle distillate and catalytically cracked product were mixed at ratios of 85:15, 70:30, and 60:40, respectively. All of these blended fuels were immediately treated with commercially available additives. Usual dosages were 12 and 24 ppm (volume/volume). Stability testing and fuel characterizations performed at four different laboratories were used to evaluate the additives. Each laboratory used a different type of stability test. The characterization studies were performed to ensure that the base fuel blends tested were within the range allowed by MIL-F-16884H and to determine whether any of the additives would make the fuels unacceptable for Navy use. Keywords: Navy distillate Fuel, Fuel stability, Stability additives, Stability tests.

Descriptors :   *ANTIOXIDANTS, *FUELS, *FUEL ADDITIVES, CYCLES, DEGRADATION, DISTILLATES, DOSAGE, LIGHT, MIXTURES, NAVY, STABILITY, TEST AND EVALUATION, TEST METHODS, ACCELERATED TESTING, CATALYTIC CRACKING, FRACTIONATION, DIESEL FUELS, CRUDE OIL

Subject Categories : Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE