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Accession Number PB2012-114629
Title Collection of Ice in Jet A-1 Fuel Pipes.
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 118p
Personal Author T. C. Maloney
Abstract Ice collection and blockages in fuel systems have been of interest to the aerospace community since their discovery in the late 1950s when a B-52 crashed. A recent growth of interest was provoked by several incidents that occurred within the last few years. This study seeks to understand the underlying principles of ice growth in fuel flow systems. Tests were performed in a recirculated fuel system with a fuel tank that held approximately 115 gallons of Jet A-1 fuel, and ice accumulation was observed in two removable test pipes. The setup was in an altitude chamber capable of reaching -60 degrees F, and the experiments involved full-scale flow components.
Keywords Aviation accidents
Aviation fuels
Clogged fuel systems
Fuel systems
Ice accumulation
Jet engine fuels
Temperature dependence

Source Agency Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration
NTIS Subject Category 51C - Aircraft
48H - Snow, Ice, & Permafrost
97K - Fuels
85A - Air Transportation
Corporate Author Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center, Atlantic City, NJ.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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