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Low-GWP Alternative Refrigerant Blends for HFC-134a: Interim Report

October 13, 2021
Author(s)
Piotr A. Domanski, Mark O. McLinden, Valeri I. Babushok, Ian Bell, Tara Fortin, Michael Hegetschweiler, Mark A. Kedzierski, Dennis Kim, Lingnan Lin, Gregory T. Linteris, Stephanie L. Outcalt, Richard A. Perkins, Aaron Rowane, Harrison Skye
This project addresses the objectives of the Statement of Need number WPSON-17-20 "No/Low Global Warming Potential Alternatives to Ozone Depleting Refrigerants." Its goal is to identify and demonstrate performance of low global-warming-potential (GWP), non

Thermophysical Properties of Polyol Ester Lubricants

August 20, 2019
Author(s)
Thomas J. Bruno, Tara Fortin, Marcia L. Huber, Arno D. Laesecke, Eric Lemmon, Elisabeth Mansfield, Mark O. McLinden, Stephanie L. Outcalt, Richard A. Perkins, Kimberly N. Urness, Jason A. Widegren
This report summarizes the results of work performed for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Applied Chemicals and Materials Division on the properties of polyol ester lubricants

Density and Viscosity Measurements of a 50/50 JP-10 + Terpene Mixture

March 9, 2018
Author(s)
Stephanie L. Outcalt, Tara J. Fortin
Densities of a 50/50 by volume mixture of JP-10 + a turpentine dimer fuel (TDF) have been measured in the compressed-liquid state from 270 K to 470 K, and 0.5 MPa to 45 MPa and at ambient pressure from 263.15 K to 373.15 K. Ambient pressure dynamic

Thermophysical Properties of the Marine Microalgae Nannochloropsis salina

July 15, 2016
Author(s)
Nico Schneider, Tara Fortin, Roland Span, Mandy Gerber
Algae have a variety of uses, including pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, and as a potential energy source in the form of biodiesel, bioethanol and biogas. To optimize the commercial production and use of algal biomass, production facilities have to be

Thermodynamic Properties of 1,1,1,2,2,4,5,5,5-nonafluoro-4-(trifluoromethyl)-3-pentanone: Vapor Pressure, (p, ?, T) Behavior, and Speed of Sound Measurements, and Equation of State

September 30, 2015
Author(s)
Mark O. McLinden, Richard A. Perkins, Eric W. Lemmon, Tara J. Fortin
We report comprehensive thermodynamic property measurements of 1,1,1,2,2,4,5,5,5-nonafluoro-4-(trifluoromethyl)-3-pentanone. The p–ρ–T behavior was measured from T = (225 to 470) K with pressures up to 36 MPa using a two-sinker densimeter. These

Viscosity Measurements of Aviation Turbine Fuels

September 3, 2015
Author(s)
Tara J. Fortin, Arno D. Laesecke
Kinematic viscosity has been measured for nine separate aviation turbine fuel samples. The nine samples span the range of fuel types available: conventional petroleum-derived fuels, synthetic fuels derived from the Fischer-Tropsch process, and renewable

Assessment of the Thermophysical Properties of Thermally Stressed RP-1 and RP-2

May 2, 2013
Author(s)
Tara J. Fortin, Thomas J. Bruno
Density, speed of sound, and viscosity have been measured for samples of RP-1 and RP-2 that were stressed for 0.5 min at 475 °C and 510 °C at a pressure of 17 MPa. Density and speed of sound were measured from 5 °C to 50 °C for the samples stressed at 475

Advanced Calibration, Adjustment, and Operation of a Density and Sound Speed Analyzer

February 26, 2013
Author(s)
Tara J. Fortin, Arno D. Laesecke, Malte B. Freund, Stephanie L. Outcalt
Benchtop measurement systems have emerged as powerful tools in the ongoing quest for thermophysical property data. We demonstrate that these instruments can yield high quality data if operated in an informed manner. The importance of sample purity

Density and Speed of Sound Measurements of Four Bio-derived Fuels

September 13, 2012
Author(s)
Stephanie L. Outcalt, Tara J. Fortin
Compressed-liquid densities and ambient pressure densities and speeds of sound of four biomass-derived fuels have been measured. The compressed-liquid measurements were made from 270 K to 470 K, and 0.5 MPa to 50 MPa. The ambient pressure measurements were

Chemical and Thermophysical Characterization of 1,3,5-triisopropylcyclohexane

July 17, 2012
Author(s)
Thomas J. Bruno, Tara J. Fortin, Tara M. Lovestead, Jason A. Widegren
The complex nature of finished fuels makes definitive studies on composition and combustion properties very difficult and uncertain. This has led to the adoption of fuel surrogate mixtures in such studies. The development of a surrogate mixture is itself a

Density and Speed of Sound Measurements of Two Synthetic Aviation Turbine

June 29, 2011
Author(s)
Stephanie L. Outcalt, Tara J. Fortin
Rising prices and the uncertain supply of petroleum based aviation fuels have led to an interest in substitute fuels made from non-petroleum sources. Synthetic isoparaffinic kerosenes (S-IPK) are among the most promising alternatives. Two instruments were

Density and Speed of Sound Measurements of Hexadecane

January 7, 2010
Author(s)
Stephanie L. Outcalt, Arno R. Laesecke, Tara J. Fortin
The density and speed of sound of hexadecane have been measured using two instruments. Both instruments use the vibrating-tube method for measuring density. Ambient pressure (83 kPa) density and speed of sound measurements were carried out with a rapid

Density and Speed of Sound Measurements of 1- and 2-Butanol

November 12, 2009
Author(s)
Stephanie L. Outcalt, Arno R. Laesecke, Tara J. Fortin
The density and speed of sound of 1- and 2-butanol have been measured using two instruments. Both instruments use the vibrating-tube method for measuring density. Ambient pressure (83 kPa) density and speed of sound measurements were carried out from 278