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Title: Ultra-compact system for characterization of physical, chemical and ignition properties of fuels

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to a miniaturized fuel laboratory system that makes use of a housing, a processor housed within the housing, and a fuel inlet port supported from the housing for receiving a quantity of fuel to be used as a fuel test sample. The system may also have at least one fuel sensor housed in the housing in communication with the fuel inlet port for receiving the fuel test sample and carrying out combustion thereof. An electronic component may be housed in the housing, which enables communication with an external remote subsystem. A database may be incorporated which contains at least one of stored fuel characteristics or stored fuel analysis models, accessible by the processor. The processor may use fuel oxidation information generated by the fuel sensor, and at least one of the stored fuel characteristics or stored combustion models, to determine at least one fuel characteristic of the fuel test sample.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1840335
Patent Number(s):
11085910
Application Number:
16/433,842
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02D - CONTROLLING COMBUSTION ENGINES
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01K - MEASURING TEMPERATURE
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 06/06/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

McNenly, Matthew J., Oxberry, Geoffrey M., Ismail, Ahmed E., Killingsworth, Nicholas, and Flowers, Daniel L. Ultra-compact system for characterization of physical, chemical and ignition properties of fuels. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
McNenly, Matthew J., Oxberry, Geoffrey M., Ismail, Ahmed E., Killingsworth, Nicholas, & Flowers, Daniel L. Ultra-compact system for characterization of physical, chemical and ignition properties of fuels. United States.
McNenly, Matthew J., Oxberry, Geoffrey M., Ismail, Ahmed E., Killingsworth, Nicholas, and Flowers, Daniel L. Tue . "Ultra-compact system for characterization of physical, chemical and ignition properties of fuels". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1840335.
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