The Low-Temperature Properties of Aviation Fuels

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G. Brunton, R. R. Willcock, M. A. Voisey

Shell Research Ltd., Thornton Research Center, Chester, England

J. Eng. Power 105(1), 53-58 (Jan 01, 1983) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3227398 History: Received December 03, 1981; Online September 28, 2009


A review is presented of work on the low-temperature properties of aviation turbine fuels that has been carried out in recent years at Thornton Research Centre. Details of both simulated full-scale aircraft tank tests and laboratory evaluations are included. Zero holdup is considered as a low-temperature specification parameter and a novel method for measuring its value is described. Experimental results are presented which demonstrate that a change from a freezing point to a flow criterion could provide an increase in fuel availability without prejudicing flight safety.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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