Accession Number : ADA192536

Title :   A Study Relating to the Fog Oil Replacement Program.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX BELVOIR FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY

Personal Author(s) : Wimer, William W ; Wright, Bernard R ; Kanakia, Mike D

PDF Url : ADA192536

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The U.S. Army has made a commitment to replace smoke generator fog oil with diesel fuel and/or JP-8. This report discusses the work done to help solve this existing fog oil substitution problem. Areas of research included: (a) modification of diesel fuel and JP-8 by removal of their lower boiling fractions. (b) design, construction, and development of a bench test for measuring obscuration. (c) running a computer-simulation program to assist in evaluating the engineering feasibility of designing, developing, and constructing a compact unit capable of fractionating diesel fuel and/or JP-8 should this be desired. (d) conducting a literature search to identify methods and/or compact equipment capable of fractionating diesel fuel and JP-8 to higher average molecular weight fractions. (e) production of test samples. (f) chemical analyses and obscurant evaluations. Keywords: Fog oil, Obscurant, Smoke screen, Fog generator, Diesel fuel, JP-8 fuel.

Descriptors :   *DIESEL FUELS, *MINERAL OILS, *REPLACEMENT, *SMOKE GENERATORS, *JET ENGINE FUELS, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, FOG, FRACTIONATION, LITERATURE SURVEYS, OBSCURATION, SMOKE SCREENS, SUBSTITUTES, CARCINOGENS, LITERATURE SURVEYS

Subject Categories : Fuels
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE