Accession Number : ADA293442

Title :   Fuel-Type Classification and Parameters Prediction by Gas Liquid Chromatography Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Personal Author(s) : Minus, Donald K.

PDF Url : ADA293442

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : There is a research effort that envisions having a vehicle mounted petroleum analysis system that could travel close to the frontlines and would provide rapid test results. This system would quicken results feedback time and increase the scope of analyses by using new technologies that could predict several fuel properties and parameters. One approach under consideration for use in this system is Gas Liquid-Phase Chromatography (GLC). To simplify the GLC chromatograph of fuel samples, the data was collected as a series of time-segmented regions. These regions were defined to simulate separations by normal alkanes carbon chain length. The GLC data was analyzed with PIROUETTE correlation software (INFOMETRIX, Seattle, WA) to assign the fuel's type and to predict a selected number of fuel's physical properties. To conduct this study, sixty-seven (67) fuel samples were used of which fifteen were JET A-1/JET As, twelve were JP-4s, nine were JP-8s seven were MOGAS, and three were DF-2s. Preliminary results have included a 100% correct classification as to fuel type and predictions of the 10%, 50%, and 90% distillation. and final boiling point temperatures; and the densities of the samples with relatively low errors of prediction. jg

Descriptors :   *FUELS, *LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY, *GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DENSITY, TEMPERATURE, PREDICTIONS, BATTLEFIELDS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, MILITARY VEHICLES, GAS ANALYSIS, CARBON, ALKANES, CORRELATION, LIQUID PHASES, FEEDBACK, HYDROCARBONS, ERRORS, SAMPLING, SEPARATION, MOUNTS, CRUDE OIL, BOILING POINT, CHROMATOGRAPHS.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE