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'See Why Aeroplanes Use Kerosene Instead Of Petroleum As Fuel

The most popular mode of transportation in the skies is the airplane. It was invented by the Wright brothers on December 17, 1903, and it now plays a significant part in the world economy by enabling people to travel for both leisure and commercial purposes as well as by moving commodities across borders. I'm not sure whether you've ever considered it, but airplanes consume a lot of gasoline.

In the past, aviation's propulsion source was gasoline. However, the demand for a fuel with a higher octane rating prompted aviation experts to investigate different fuel types, including kerosene. The typical aviation kerosene, or QAV-1, is used as fuel for aircraft.

The following are a few justifications for this;

The cost comes first.

Airlines are required to factor in the cost of fuel, which can quickly mount up given that major commercial aircraft like the 747 use about 1 gallon of fuel every minute. Kerosene is the preferred fuel for aircraft since it is more affordable than gasoline.

Reduced Freezing Point

Due to its lower freezing point than other fuels, kerosene resists freezing in extremely cold temperatures. Since it has a low freezing point of -47 degrees Fahrenheit, it is an useful fuel for aircraft. Some fuels, such as gasoline, can cause engines to freeze or become blocked, resulting in crashes that kill everyone on board.

Immediately Combustible

Since kerosene is more flammable than diesel, it has the explosive burning characteristics required for takeoff. Kerosene is viewed as the perfect fuel because of its initial power and capacity to launch the plane, despite the poor flammability and energy of most fuels.


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