The Development of a Carbohydrate-Based Gelling Agent for Turbine Fuel PUBLIC ACCESS

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James Teng, J. M. Lucas, B. L. Scallet

Anheuser-Busch, Inc., St. Louis, MO

Paper No. 72-GT-9, pp. V001T01A009; 11 pages
  • ASME 1972 International Gas Turbine and Fluids Engineering Conference and Products Show
  • ASME 1972 International Gas Turbine and Fluids Engineering Conference and Products Show
  • San Francisco, California, USA, March 26–30, 1972
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7981-8
  • Copyright © 1972 by ASME


A carbohydrate derivative was designed as a gelling agent for turbine fuel. The gelling agent is effective in reducing fire hazards of the fuel. The chemical and physical properties of the gelling agent are presented. Rheological data of the gelled fuel pertinent to aircraft operation are outlined and discussed.

Copyright © 1972 by ASME
Topics: Fuels , Turbines
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