Specifications, as stated in chapter 5, are formed by balancing the demands of satisfactory performance, production availability and cost control that arise from the combined experience of fuel production, intermediate handling and use. As long as crude oil was readily available at reasonably low cost, the fuel quality tended to be a performance specification.
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- F. J. Stockmer, Experimental study of fuel heating at low temperature in a wing tank model, NASA CR 165391, August 1981Google Scholar