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Solving challenges involving fuels and lubricants on aerospace systems

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Welcome to Baere!
  
This is where your fuel and lubricant solutions begin.

Baere is a woman-owned business, formed to fill a niche market in aerospace material management, specifically fuels, lubricants, adhesives, paints, and other organic coatings and seals.
 
Research on aerospace fuels and lubricants continues at unprecedented rates.   New fuels from bio-renewable sources, cleaner burning synthetic fuels, and opportunities away from foreign crude oil provides opportunities.   It also raises questions -on the impacts of use, -on deployment, -on specifications and certifications.

 

You have questions...  We have answers.

 




Back from EAA AirVenture and New Aviation Gasoline Replacement Efforts

Once again Oshkosh, WI opened their airport and their town to the annual influx of aviation and aerospace enthusiasts.  Baere was right there in the thick of it, attending workshops and meetings and spending time with our constituents.

The replacement of 100LL with "something" continues to be a hot topic and with the July 2014 closing of the FAA's SIR (a request for proposals from organizations with potential replacements) it is official, there are some fuels on the testing blocks.  The FAA, as part of an ARC (Aviation Rules Committee) will be providing testing to these participants.  And ASTM D7826 testing will be there in the thick of things.

Work continues on D7826 to improve it, to fill in the testing blanks and to provide stronger guidance on how to execute the recommended tests.  While we were in Oshkosh, we met with some of the second tier component vendors to begin the process of improving the materials capability lists. 

Speaking of ASTM D7826, the latest revision is currently being balloted.  It contains a number of improvements including improvements in clarity, the addition of some tests, and changes to testing environments.  While the document is central to the 100LL replacement activity, the document will live on to be used by any one with an idea for fuel improvement or new additives.

We also spent some time involved in the turbine fuel activities, but that's a story for another day.

Well, its time for "Back to School", where does the summer go?  Be careful out there and give those school buses their space!

This page was last modified on Monday, August 18, 2014 03:23:45 PM

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Baere Aerospace Consulting, Inc.
Phone number (765) 743-9812
Fax number (765) 746-3542
80 N. Sharon Chapel Rd.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
 
   What has Baere done recently?
 
   Our personnel have provided support on:
  • Partnering with a local university to develop carb ice studies for use with new aviation gasoline replacements
  • Participation on the ASTM F44 committee developing documents for FAR Part 23
  • Converting municipal waste in Indiana to liquid fuels and power
  •  
    Chair of ASTM Task Force to develop an approval process for new aviation gasolines
  • Alternative fuels for aviation - bio-derived and synthetic
  • Education and support on engineering design
  • Education seminars on using fuels and lubricants on fielded equipment
  • Fuel additive reviews
  • Project management - from facilitation to upper level management

    

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