Accession Number : ADA113461

Title :   Development of Accelerated Fuel-Engines Qualification Procedures Methodology. Volume I.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Oct 80-Sep 81,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX ARMY FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Russell,J. A. ; Cuellar,J. P. , Jr. ; Tyler,J. C. ; Erwin,J. ; Alvarez,R. A.

Report Date : DEC 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 216

Abstract : Activities and findings are reported for a 12-month program aimed at the development of procedures for accelerating the qualification of new fuels on Army equipment, emphasizing those derived from oil shale and coal. Prinicpal activities were identification of key tactical and combat surface and air vehicles, powerplants, and fuels systems components; identification of critical properties peculiar to new fuels anticipated to have significant impact upon Army materiel; laboratory evaluations of materials compatibility and fuels characteristics (including lubricity, elastomer compatibility, thermal stability, and corrosion); full-scale fuel systems component testing, and an overall review and evaluation of existing engine/fuel system qualification procedures. Conclusions and recommendations are presented in terms of methodology and criteria which will realistically address key peculiarities of altnerative fuels and thus serve to accelerate their qualification for field Army use. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Army equipment, *Aircraft, *Fuel systems, *Accelerated testing, *Methodology, Oil shales, Engines, Corrosion, Compatibility, Elastomers, Parts, Electric power plants, Thermal stability, Identification, Synthetic fuels, Acceptance tests, Qualifications, Lubrication, Military equipment, Coal

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE