Accession Number : ADA291953

Title :   Development of the Test Kit for Fuel Acid Contamination.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 90-31 Mar 91,

Corporate Author : TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Personal Author(s) : Chen, Shing-Bong ; Williams, Bill

PDF Url : ADA291953

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This report describes efforts to develop a test method for determining the presence of a fuel acid contaminant used as a possible anti-materiel agent in military fuels. The test method must be usable in a field environment. After investigation of the properties of candidate agents and evaluation of a substitution reaction detection method, the use of pH indicator solutions following water extraction was determined to be the most appropriate for this application. The report also describes the fabrication of test models of the Test Kit for Fuel Acid Contamination for use by troops in the latter stages of Operation Desert Storm. A copy of a draft Purchase Description that can be used for possible future procurement is included. jg

Descriptors :   *TEST METHODS, *FUEL CONTAMINATION, *KITS, *ACIDS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY SUPPLIES, IRAQ, DETECTION, MODELS, TEST EQUIPMENT, RESPONSE, PROCUREMENT, CONTAMINANTS, SUBSTITUTION REACTIONS, ANTIMATERIEL AMMUNITION.

Subject Categories : Fuels
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE