Researchers from Tomsk Polytechnic University have developed a pilot stand for testing aviation fuels.
It consists of two gas turbine engines with different traction power: one with a payload of up to 18 kilograms and the other up to 25 kilograms. Sensors are placed on the stand to measure temperature, pressure, fluid flow, traction and concentration. harmful emissions, noise intensity and vibration.
The device allows testing both fuels obtained as a result of oil refining, and from the residues and wastes of the circular economy – animal and edible oils, vegetable oil, microalgae. One of its creators, Dmitry Antonov, a research engineer at the TPU Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory, states that the new setup allows to analyze the performance characteristics of fuels and carry out comparative tests in terms of combustion characteristics.
Project manager Pavel Strizhak said the researchers conducted the first tests of the booth with the traditional fuel, kerosene, TS-1. According to him, with the help of the new plant, it is planned to determine the most efficient fuel compositions and combustion conditions.
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