Accession Number : ADD015392

Title :   Liquid Flow Reactor and Method of Using.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 30 Apr 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hardy, Dennis R ; Beal, Erna J ; Burnett, Jack C

Report Date : 30 Apr 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The tendency of liquid hydrocarbon-based fuels, such as kerosene, diesel fuel, and jet fuel toward the formation of fuel-insoluble solids during thermal stress in an aircraft fuel system is assessed by an accelerated test method comprising passing a predetermined quantity of a sample of fuel through a heated test section maintained at a predetermined temperature, at a predetermined fuel flow rate. A metal test strip, weighed before the test, is clamped in the heated test section during the test. It is weighed again after the test and the weight of solids buildup during the test is determined. It is related directly to the tendency of the fuel to form fuel-insoluble solids during thermal stress. A filter is weighed before the test. It is then connected to the outlet of the test section, and liquid fuel leaving the test section during the test is passed through it. The filter is then weighed a second time and the weight increase of the filter due to its capture of fuel-insoluble solids is calculated. It also is directly related to the tendency of the fuel to form fuel-insoluble solids during thermal stress.

Descriptors :   *DIESEL FUELS, *FUEL SYSTEMS, *JET ENGINE FUELS, AIRCRAFT, FILTERS, FLOW, FLOW RATE, FUELS, HYDROCARBONS, KEROSENE, LIQUIDS, METALS, QUANTITY, SOLIDS, TEMPERATURE, TEST METHODS, TEST AND EVALUATION, TIME, WEIGHT, CONTAMINATION, PATENT APPLICATIONS

Subject Categories : Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE