Temperature Effects on Fuel Thermal Stability PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
J. S. Chin, A. H. Lefebvre

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

F. T.-Y. Sun

Parker Hannifin Corp., Cleveland, OH

Paper No. 91-GT-097, pp. V003T06A006; 6 pages
  • ASME 1991 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 3: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications; Cycle Innovations
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, June 3–6, 1991
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7900-9
  • Copyright © 1991 by ASME


The thermal stability characteristics of four kerosine-type fuels are examined using a heated-tube apparatus which allows independent control of fuel pressure, fuel temperature, tube-wall temperature, and fuel flow rate. It is a closed loop system, and fuet flows through the heated tube for periods ranging from 6 to 22 hrs. The deposition rates of carbon on the tube walls are measured by weighing the tube before and after each test.

The results obtained show that tube-wall and fuel temperatures both have a marked influence on deposition rates, the impact of fuel temperature being stronger than that of wall temperature. It is also found that deposition rates increase continuously with increases in tube-wall temperature. This finding contradicts the results of previous studies which had led to the conclusion that deposition rates increase with increase in wall temperature up to a certain value beyond which any further increase in wall temperature causes the deposition rate to decline.

Copyright © 1991 by ASME
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