Accession Number : ADA306428

Title :   Statistical Analysis of Parameter Prediction of Various Military Fuel Samples Utilizing Their Gas Liquid Chromatograms.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Personal Author(s) : Minus, Donald D.

PDF Url : ADA306428

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 47

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). Previous results using GLC data from an oven profile that resulted in a sixty-minute analysis time resulted in a 100% correct classification as to fuel type and predictions of the 10%, 50%, and 90%, and final boiling point distillation temperatures; and the densities of the samples with relatively low errors of prediction. To reduce the analysis test time, oven profiles were developed to give a twelve-minute GLC analysis time and the statistical analysis of the two oven profiles were compared to determine if the shorter test time would yield comparable results.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION FUELS, *JET ENGINE FUELS, *GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY, PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, PARAMETERS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, CORRELATION, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, LIQUID PHASES, ERROR ANALYSIS, LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, SAMPLING, VISCOSITY, DIESEL FUELS, COLUMN CHROMATOGRAPHY, BOILING POINT, AUTOMOTIVE FUELS.

Subject Categories : Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE