Accession Number : AD0852574

Title :   Integrated Engineering and Service Test (Desert) of Filter/Separator, Optimum Lightweight, 350 GPM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug-Nov 68,

Corporate Author : YUMA PROVING GROUND AZ

Personal Author(s) : Plaude, Martin

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : A limited desert integrated engineering and service test of a 350 gpm optimum lightweight filter/separator was conducted by Yuma Proving Ground from August to November 1968. The purpose of the test was to determine to the fullest extent possible if the test item met the requirements of the Small Development Requirement, to confirm the safety characteristics of the filter/separator, and to determine the adequacy of the Draft Technical Manual for employment of the filter/separator in the desert environment. The filter/separator was installed in a POL test area and operated daily from 2 to 8 hours per day for 4 months. Only three shortcomings were noted during the test. It was concluded that the 350 gpm filter/separator met the requirements of the SDR and is suitable for U.S. Army use under desert environmental conditions. The filter/separator is safe when operated in a desert environment in accordance with the precautions stated in the Draft Technical Manual and the manual is adequate for use in the operating and maintaining of the test item. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FUEL CONTAMINATION), (*FUEL FILTERS, WATER, SOLIDS, LIQUID LEVEL CONTROL, FLUID FLOW, EFFICIENCY, ACCEPTABILITY, GASOLINE, SAFETY, SPARE PARTS, PRESSURE VESSELS, SUPPLY DEPOTS, DESERT TESTS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING).

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE