OPTIMUM WORKING FLUIDS FOR AUTOMOTIVE RANKINE ENGINES. VOLUME II. TECHNICAL SECTION
The objective of the work was to determine the best working fluids available for the automotive Rankine engine application. Specific guidelines were established for the fluid screening process. The details of the screening and testing procedures are presented. As a result of the various criterion-guided experimental and computational studies, two final candidate fluids were identified: RC-1: A 60/40 mole percent mixture of pentafluorobenzene/hexafluorobenzene; RC-2: A 65/35 mole percent mixture of water/2-methylpyridine. Both fluids are liquid to -40F and meet critical performance criteria for both reciprocating and turbine engines, although neither completely satisfies all requirements and criteria. The experimental program to characterize them is presented.
- Prepared in cooperation with Sundstrand Aviation, Rockford, Ill. Paper copy also available in set of 4 reports as PB-239 246-SET, PC$20.00.
Monsanto Research Corporation800 North Lindbergh Boulevard
St Louis, MO USA
Environmental Protection AgencyDivision of Advanced Automotive Power Systems Development
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Sundstrand AviationAlpine and Harrison
Rockford, IL USA 61101
- Miller, D R
- Null, H R
- Thompson, Q E
- Publication Date: 1973-6
- Pagination: 201 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Automotive engineering; Benzene; Chemical properties; Computer programs; Costs; Flammability; Fluids; Fuels; Gas turbines; Lubricants; Piston engines; Rankine engines; Tests; Thermal properties; Toxicity; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Fluorocarbons
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines; Pyridines; Rankine cycle
- Subject Areas: Energy; Finance; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00091116
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Contract Numbers: EPA-68-04-0030
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM