ABSORBANCE CHANGES AS A MEASURE OF FUEL DEGRADATION

Authors
  1. Coleman, J.R.
  2. Gallop, L.D.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A method for following the course of thermal degradation of aviation turbine fuels was examined, based on the Phillips 5 ml bomb test, and measuring absorbance changes in the thermally stressed fuel at 340 m mu. Comparisons were made with a method based on direct measurement of weights of solid deposited from the fuel. No correlation was found. The effects of a number of contaminants, and additives frequently employed in jet fuels was surveyed. No consistency was found, and it was concluded that this method offered little promise of being able to rate jet fuels in respect to their thermal stabilities.
Report Number
TN-83-33 —
Date of publication
15 Dec 1983
Number of Pages
43
DSTKIM No
85-01048
CANDIS No
45870
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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