Accession Number : ADA141701

Title :   Pilot Field Testing of Arctic Engine Oil in Army Combat/Tactical Vehicles at Fort Carson, Colorado and Fort Lewis, West Virginia.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jan 77-Jun 81,

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

Personal Author(s) : Tosh,J D ; Alvarez,R A ; Butler,W E ; Owens,E C ; Bowen,T C

PDF Url : ADA141701

Report Date : Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Military lube orders for combat and tactical equipment specify use of a single-viscosity grade lubricant with the grade depending on seasonal or climatic conditions. The use of this oil results in seasonal oil changes, regardless of the condition of the oil. Also, standard issue oils do not offer sufficient lubricant and engine protection over a wide range of ambient temperatures. Pilot field testing was conducted at Fort Carson, CO and Fort Lewis, WA. The objective of the testing was to evaluate the capability of MIL-L-46167 (5) arctic oil (OEA) to provide an interim solution to the lubrication problems being encountered. In addition, the data derived from the test were to be used as a basis for developing multigrade engine oils for Army tactical and combat equipment and to gain supplemental information covering the use of OEA lubricant over expanded temperature ranges.

Descriptors :   *Field tests, *Oils, *Lubricants, *Diesel engines, Performance(Engineering), Combat vehicles, Army equipment, Seasonal variations, Temperature, Arctic regions, Protection, Maintainability, Transmissions(Mechanical), Operational effectiveness, Specifications, Test methods, Experimental data

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Combat Vehicles
      Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE