Even the New York Times withholds the address

Petri Helenius pete at he.iki.fi
Tue Nov 19 23:23:23 UTC 2002



>
> Diesel can even exstinguish flame in some cases.  It is a much different
> anamal than aircraft fuel.

There is no single thing as "aircraft fuel". Commercial jet aircraft are usually
fueled
with Jet A1 which has a flashpoint of 38´C (100´F). So it does not take that
much
to get it going. For less flammable alternative, use JP5, which has a flashpoint
of
60´C and is generally used on shipboard military operations.

If you´d like extra margin on your diesel safety, order JP5 instead of the usual
junk.

Pete

>
> There are concerns yes but not a good compairison.
>
> On Tue, 19 Nov 2002, Johannes Ullrich wrote:
>
> >
> > > http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/19/nyregion/19FUEL.html
> > ...
> > > While almost everyone on this list knows which building is the subject
> > > of the article, we can discuss the issue without discussing the
> > > particular building.
> > >
> > > On-site fuel storage is one of those double-edge swords.
> >
> > The article is comparing the relatively 'inert' diesel fuel to
> > the aircraft fuel that caused the devastation at the WTC.
> > Did the authors of this article ever hear about heating oil tanks?
> >
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