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Liquid Fuels discusses the properties, classification, manufacturing, and practical use of liquid fuels. The book is organized into 10 chapters discussing the various aspects of liquid fuels, from source to storage. Chapters 1 and 2 present the main source of liquid fuels and other sources such as oil shales and coal. Chapter 3 illustrates the physical and chemical tests used to determine the properties of liquid fuels and the significance of these properties to the practical applications of the different types of fuels. Fuels for spark and compression ignition engines are discussed in Chapters 4 and 5. Chapter 6 presents the combustion and atomization of fuel oils. Chapters 7 to 9 enumerate the industrial and household uses of liquid fuels. The final chapter deals with the handling and storage of liquid fuels. Students of chemical engineering and metallurgy and people working at industries requiring the use of liquid fuels in their manufacturing processes will find the book useful.
1 The Manufacture of Liquid Fuels from Petroleum
2 Liquid Fuels from Sources Other than Petroleum
3 Properties of Liquid Fuels
Density and Specific Gravity
Flash Point and Fire Point
Pour Point and Cloud Point
Stability and Compatibility
4 Fuels for Spark Ignition Internal Combustion Engines
Vaporizing Oil or Power Kerosine
5 Fuels for Compression Ignition Engines
Compression Ignition Engines
Characteristics of Diesel Fuels
Specifications for Diesel Fuels
Diesel Fuels from Sources Other than Petroleum
Applications of Diesel Fuels
6 Atomization and Combustion of Fuel Oils
Low Temperature Corrosion
Smut Formation and Steel Stack Corrosion
7 The Use of Liquid Fuels in Boilers, Industrial Furnaces, and Gas Turbines
Large Water Tube Boilers
Furnace Temperature Control
Furnace Pressure Control
Open Hearth Furnace
8 The Use of Liquid Fuels for Gas Manufacture
Characteristics of Town Gas and Industrial Gases
Principles of Oil Gasification
Town Gas Manufacture
Industrial Gas Manufacture
The Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gases
9 Oil Fired Domestic Heating Appliances
Oil Burners used in Domestic Heating Appliances
Oil Burning Appliances used in Domestic Heating Installations
The Storage of Domestic Fuel Oil
10 Storage and Handling of Liquid Fuels
Liquefied Petroleum Gases
Materials having Flash Points below 73°F
Ring Main Systems
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- © Pergamon 2013
- 1st January 1963
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Director, Technical Communication (Publishing) Ltd.
University College of Swansea, UK
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