A Preliminary Evaluation of an Emulsified Fuel Mixture in the Model T63 Turbine Engine 670368

The development of aircraft engine fuels with improved safety characteristics is of considerable importance to both military and commercial users. Preliminary evaluation of such a fuel has recently been completed by the Allison Div. of General Motors Corp. under contract with the U.S. Army.
This evaluation compared an emulsified mixture of JP-4 fuel in water with standard JP-4 jet engine fuel in the Model T63 gas turbine engine. The results of this testing on both bench test and full scale engine test demonstrated the feasibility of such a safety fuel in this or an engine of similar type. In fact, the fuel appears to have a very good potential for military application.


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