Accession Number : AD0821538

Title :   SERVICE TEST OF FILTER SEPARATOR, LIGHTWEIGHT 350 GALLONS-PER-MINUTE UNDER ARCTIC WINTER CONDITIONS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 3 Jan-22 Feb 67,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARCTIC TEST CENTER FORT GREELY AK

Personal Author(s) : Comeaux, Roy D. ; Marcus, Franklin R.

Report Date : 10 APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The USAATC conducted a Service Test on the 350 GPM Lightweight Filter Separator at Fort Greely, Alaska, during the period 3 January 1967 - 22 February 1967 for the purpose of determining suitability of this recently developed optimum lightweight separator designed to satisfy a USAMC requirement. Test methods consisted essentially of sampling the various military fuels which were pumped through the test separator for conformance with Military Specification MIL-F-8901A, and transporting the test separator across snow covered secondary roads and muskeg in a military vehicle. Test results indicated that the test filter separator is suitable for an arctic winter environment and passes only fuel meeting the requirement of MIL-F-8901A at ambient temperatures ranging from 0 F to -56 F. It was concluded that the test separator is suitable for U. S. Army use in an arctic winter environment provided a heated area is made available to periodically thaw accumulated ice. It was recommended that the test separator be considered suitable for U. S. Army use with existing fuels under arctic winter conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SEPARATION), (*FUEL FILTERS, COLD WEATHER TESTS, FUELS, FUEL OIL, GASOLINE, AIR, TEMPERATURE, MAINTENANCE.

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE