Optical methods for detecting contamination in jet fuel

Mark Farries*, Neil Hayes, Joan Kelley, George Tippet, David Webb, Brian Tighe, Kaiming Zhou, Dan Harvey

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Abstract

Jet fuel is often contaminated with water and microbes, which can lead to fatal consequences if fuel systems on aircraft become clogged. The growing use of bio-fuels for aviation can increase the chance of contamination. We have developed an optical method for analyzing jet fuel that can detect dispersed water and microbe contamination at low concentration levels. The optical sensor enables a chemical assay to be carried out and quantified by a digital readout whilst ensuring that there is no danger of electrical spark.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Technology Conference, AVFOP'09
PublisherIEEE
Pages27-28
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-3359-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-3358-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Technology Conference, AVFOP 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 22 Sep 200924 Sep 2009

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Technology Conference, AVFOP 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period22/09/0924/09/09

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Jet fuel
Contamination
Fuel systems
Water
Optical sensors
Electric sparks
Aviation
Assays
Aircraft

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Farries, M., Hayes, N., Kelley, J., Tippet, G., Webb, D., Tighe, B., ... Harvey, D. (2009). Optical methods for detecting contamination in jet fuel. In 2009 IEEE Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Technology Conference, AVFOP'09 (pp. 27-28). [TuD4] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/AVFOP.2009.5342706
Farries, Mark ; Hayes, Neil ; Kelley, Joan ; Tippet, George ; Webb, David ; Tighe, Brian ; Zhou, Kaiming ; Harvey, Dan. / Optical methods for detecting contamination in jet fuel. 2009 IEEE Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Technology Conference, AVFOP'09. IEEE, 2009. pp. 27-28
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Optical methods for detecting contamination in jet fuel. / Farries, Mark; Hayes, Neil; Kelley, Joan; Tippet, George; Webb, David; Tighe, Brian; Zhou, Kaiming; Harvey, Dan.

2009 IEEE Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Technology Conference, AVFOP'09. IEEE, 2009. p. 27-28 TuD4.

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Farries M, Hayes N, Kelley J, Tippet G, Webb D, Tighe B et al. Optical methods for detecting contamination in jet fuel. In 2009 IEEE Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Technology Conference, AVFOP'09. IEEE. 2009. p. 27-28. TuD4 https://doi.org/10.1109/AVFOP.2009.5342706