Admiralty Fuel Experimental Station
Admiralty Fuel Experimental Station
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Preceded by Admiralty Liquid Fuel Experimental Establishment
Country United Kingdom
Founded 1902
Abolished 1966
Headquarters Haslar, England
Head Superintendent Admiralty Fuel Experimental Station
Role Marine Research
Affiliations Royal Navy
Parent Department Department of Admiralty
Succeeded by Admiralty Marine Engineering Establishment

The Admiralty Fuel Experimental Station (AFES) was a research department of the Admiralty originally formed as the Admiralty Liquid Fuel Experimental Establishment in 1902. It research activities were centred on the technology of burning oil fuels in marine boilers. In 1966 its function was changed and was replaced by the Admiralty Marine Engineering Establishment.

1) History

The Admiralty Fuel Experimental Station (AFES) was originally formed as the Admiralty Liquid Fuel Experimental Establishment in 1902 at Haslar, and remained on the same site throughout its existence.. Its activities were centred on the technology of burning oil fuels in marine boilers, including the design of burners, the properties of refractory linings in furnaces and other aspects of boiler design. From 1953, AFES responsibilities in the field of fuels and lubricants were transferred to the Admiralty Oil Laboratory, and subsequently AFES concentrated on machinery design and testing. With the decline in the use of oil-fired steam plant, its function changed, and in 1966, AFES's responsibilities became those of testing auxiliary naval machinery. This change of its functions was reflected when it was replaced by the Admiralty Marine Engineering Establishment (AMEE).

2) Sources

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/Admiralty and Ministry of Defence: Admiralty Fuel Experimental Station later Admiralty Marine Engineering Establishment: Reports .

3) Attribution

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