Aviation Fuels with Improved Fire Safety

Aviation Fuels with Improved Fire Safety

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The reduction of the fire hazard of fuel is critical to improving survivability in impact-survivable aircraft accidents. Despite current fire prevention and mitigation approaches, fuel flammability can overwhelm post-crash fire scenarios. The Workshop on Aviation Fuels with Improved Fire Safety was held November 19-20, 1996 to review the current state of development, technological needs, and promising technology for the future development of aviation fuels that are most resistant to ignition during a crash. This book contains a summary of workshop discussions and 11 presented papers in the areas of fuel and additive technologies, aircraft fuel system requirements, and the characterization of fuel fires.Jeep vehicles currently powered by gasoline type fuels are to be gradually replaced by attrition as newer, diesel-fueled jeeps are added to the ... It has been found that high shearing rates existing in either the engine fuel pump and/or the engine fuel injectors reduces the chain length of the polymer. ... There are essentially three potential ways to solve this problem and retain the fuel antimisting properties.

Title:Aviation Fuels with Improved Fire Safety
Author:Committee on Aviation Fuels with Improved Fire Safety, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Materials Advisory Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1997-08-22


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