Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!
Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+
- Combustion powers both types of engines.
- Oil is the source of both of these types of fuel.
- Gasoline is derived from the C7 – C11 range, while kerosene is derived from the C12 – C15 range (where ‘C’ is a carbon atom).
- Safety. Kerosene has a higher flash point than gasoline, meaning it requires a higher temperature for it to ignite. Kerosene also stays in a liquid form at lower temperatures than gasoline.
- Additives are put into jet fuel to prevent static buildup, an anticorrosive agent is added to prevent corrosion, a deicing agent is added to prevent fuel icing and even an antimicrobial agent is added to prevent bacteria and fungus growing and clogging the engine.
- It’s more similar to diesel.