Accession Number : AD0473167

Title :   MP-1 AS A FUEL FOR DIESEL ENGINES (AMBIENT TEMPERATURE PHASE).

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jan-Apr 65,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Watson, William W.

Report Date : 17 SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The specifications for a multi-purpose fuel, MP-1 (MIL-F-23188), have been developed by the Bureau of Naval Weapons. This fuel, proposed for use at Antarctica in aircraft turbines, diesel engines, and space heaters, has received prior approval for use in C-130 and C-135 aircraft. The current study was undertaken to determine its suitability for use as a fuel in compression-ignition engines. Results of a 500-hour endurance run and a series of dynamometer tests, indicate that MP-1 fuel is an entirely acceptable substitute for DF-A fuel in medium and high speed diesel engines, under temperate weather conditions. Tests to determine the extreme low temperature capabilities of MP-1 are in progress, with complete approval anticipated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUELS, DIESEL ENGINES), COLD WEATHER TESTS, DYNAMOMETERS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), FUEL SYSTEMS, SUBSTITUTES, ACCEPTABILITY.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE