Accession Number : ADA114312

Title :   Fully Fueled TACOM Vehicle Storage Test Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 80-Dec 81,

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

Personal Author(s) : Westbrook,S R ; Stavinoha,L L ; Bundy,L L

PDF Url : ADA114312

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : This report discusses the results of a program to monitor the quality of fuel stored at ambient conditions in newly built M60-A3 battle tanks. The vehicles were in storage for up to two years. The fuel tanks in the vehicles were filled with diesel fuel to reduce fuel system deterioration and to allow the vehicles to be exercised at regular intervals. The fuel was treated with a stabilizer-additive package to reduce fuel degradation, and with a biocide to prevent any microbiological growth in the fuel system. Selected vehicles were sampled at 3-month intervals, and the fuel samples were analyzed at AFLRL. Test results showed that the fuel remained clean and stable throughout the storage period. No fuel-related problems were encountered with operation of the vehicles either at TACOM or at the user's location upon receipt.

Descriptors :   *DIESEL FUELS, *POL STORAGE, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), FUEL ADDITIVES, STORAGE, TEST AND EVALUATION, TEST METHODS, TIME INTERVALS, SAMPLING, STABILITY, QUALITY, ARMY RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE