Prediction of Long-Term Storage Stabilities of Fuels by Thermal Analysis (Pressyre-DSC) 872145
This paper addresses the development of a practical method to predict fuel stability, which is faster and as reliable as existing methods. The new test applies a technique known as Pressure Differential Scanning Calorimetry (Pressure-DSC) and appears advantageous in several respects.
It relates reaction enthalpy, in a novel approach, to fuel stability.
The test can be completed within 24 hours.
Small amounts of fuel suffice for a complete test (≦100 mg).
It should be possible to develop a highly automated, micro-processor controlled tester.