Accession Number : ADA332922

Title :   Biodiesel Fuel Technology for Military Application

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jul 94-May 96

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TXTARDEC FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY

Personal Author(s) : Frame, Edwin A. ; Bessee, Gary B. ; Marbach, Howard W., Jr

PDF Url : ADA332922

Report Date : DEC 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 308

Abstract : This program addressed the effects of biodiesel (methyl soyate) and blends of biodiesel with petrofuels on fuel system component and material compatibility, fuel storage stability, and fuel lubricity. Biodiesel was found to have excellent lubricity properties and was effective at 1 volume percent (vol %) blend in improving the lubricity of Jet A-1 fuel. The following potential problem areas associated with methyl soyate use were identified: storage stability, compatibility with some metals, and compatibility with nitrile elastomers.

Descriptors :   *JET ENGINE FUELS, STABILITY, ELASTOMERS, COMPATIBILITY, STORAGE, NITRILES, DIESEL FUELS, FUEL FILTERS.

Subject Categories : Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE