Accession Number : ADA328747

Title :   Storage Stability Assurance of US Navy Aircraft Strategic Fuel Reserves,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Pande, Seetar G. ; Black, Bruce H. ; Hardy, Dennis R.

PDF Url : ADA328747

Report Date : 15 SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : A reliable method is needed for predicting the long term storage stabilities of the military aviation turbine fuel reserves as well as for evaluating the effectiveness of antioxidants approved for these fuels. This report addresses this need. It describes a reliable and practical accelerated test method for predicting the peroxidation potential of aviation turbine fuels. A test methodology for evaluating antioxidants for future qualification in military specification, MIL-T-5624, is also proposed. This paper is based on the collective results of extensive rigorous studies performed by the four participating laboratories: Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), San Antonio, Texas; Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Washington, D.C.; Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), Trenton, New Jersey; and the National Institute of Petroleum and Energy Research (NIPER), Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The proposed accelerated method for predicting the long term storage stability of JP-5 fuels entails conducting the stress test in a Low Pressure Reactor (LPR) at 1000 C stress temperature, and 50 psia (344.8 kPa) overpressure air for 24 hours with the option to extend to 48 hours if deemed necessary. The 1000 C stress temperature has been validated to be predictive of long term storage at ambient conditions.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION FUELS, *POL STORAGE, DEPLETION, STABILITY, GLOBAL, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, SPECIFICATIONS, HIGH TEMPERATURE, STRESS TESTING, TEST METHODS, LONG RANGE(TIME), OXYGEN, RELIABILITY, OXIDATION, TURBINES, AIR PRESSURE, ACCELERATED TESTING, PHENOLS, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS.

Subject Categories : Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE