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methanol water supplier wanted for Creech AFB

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posted on May, 1 2015 @ 12:30 AM
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www.fbo.gov...


The Government is seeking capability statements from potential sources that can provide methanol water to Creech AFB, NV. The methanol water shall contain 54-62% water by volume and 38-46% methanol by volume with a flash point of 52 degrees Fahrenheit. The method of shipment will be via 55 gallon drums in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. The estimated quantity will be 20-55 gallon drums per month.


As you can see, they are being vague about the application for the fluid. It could be for anti-knock purposes in aircraft engine. Back to the future so to speak.




posted on May, 1 2015 @ 03:22 AM
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That is really a small order.
The only thing I can think of is for fueling turbine engines for "wet" take offs.
The water keeps things cool.



posted on May, 1 2015 @ 04:20 AM
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Likely this will be used as a booster fuel on the new MQ-9 Reaper Extended Range (ER) versions.
These aircraft carry external fuel tanks, the heavy-weight landing gear, a new fuel management system which ensures fuel and thermal balance among external tank, wing, and fuselage fuel sources, and an Alcohol Water Injection (AWI) system which shortens the required runway takeoff length;
en.wikipedia.org...



posted on May, 1 2015 @ 05:52 AM
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zaphod will know the answer for this i reckon.



posted on May, 1 2015 @ 06:09 AM
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I am sure if intelgurl was still around here she would know, as last I heard she was working out of Creech on drone systems.

If she can no longer post due to work commitments, does anyone know if BIOS is still around? perhaps he could find out.

LEE.
edit on 1-5-2015 by thebozeian because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 1 2015 @ 08:14 AM
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a reply to: ANNED

We used to use water on the KC-135 and B-52. It didn't add a lot of thrust, but dear god did it leave a trail like you wouldn't believe. During am ORI, when everything was launching, they told the crews if they had to abort, go all the way to the end of the runway before stopping, because by about the third jet no one could see a damn thing until they climbed above the smoke.



posted on May, 2 2015 @ 02:35 AM
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originally posted by: ANNED
Likely this will be used as a booster fuel on the new MQ-9 Reaper Extended Range (ER) versions.
These aircraft carry external fuel tanks, the heavy-weight landing gear, a new fuel management system which ensures fuel and thermal balance among external tank, wing, and fuselage fuel sources, and an Alcohol Water Injection (AWI) system which shortens the required runway takeoff length;
en.wikipedia.org...


Here is the contact for the extended range version.

www.fbo.gov...



posted on May, 2 2015 @ 05:30 PM
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www.gizmag.com...

For some reason the GA link for the endurance test is no longer on their website, but the above link is a rehash of the news release.



posted on May, 17 2015 @ 02:18 AM
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a reply to: gariac
There's also some neat all in one welding brazing and plasma cutting setups that use pretty much this exact mixture as their "fuel/shielding gas" combination.



posted on May, 17 2015 @ 02:18 AM
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a reply to: gariac
There's also some neat all in one welding brazing and plasma cutting setups that use pretty much this exact mixture as their "fuel/shielding gas" combination.




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