Accession Number : ADA309062

Title :   Development of Improved Wide Temperature Range Arctic Engine Oil (OEA-30).

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Oct 90-Jan 95,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX TARDEC FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH F ACILITY

Personal Author(s) : Frame, Edwin A.

PDF Url : ADA309062

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 188

Abstract : The technical feasibility of developing an improved, multifunctional arctic engine oil for U.S. military ground mobility equipment was investigated. The concept was proven feasible, and the new oil was designated as OEA-30. The current arctic engine oil (MIL-L-46167B) is qualified at 22 percent derated conditions in a two-cycle diesel engine test. OEA-30 has exceptional two-cycle diesel engine performance at full engine output and can be operated beyond the 5 deg C (40 deg F) maximum ambient temperature limit of the current arctic oil. Multifunctional requirements of OEA-30 were achieved by including selected portions of Allison Transmission Division C-4 and Caterpillar TO-4 specifications. The most promising OEA-30 candidate was reformulated to American Petroleum Institute (API) CG-4 performance level and will be further evaluated in a follow-on program.

Descriptors :   *TEMPERATURE, *ENGINES, *OILS, *ARCTIC REGIONS, TEST AND EVALUATION, DIESEL ENGINES, MOBILITY, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, MILITARY VEHICLES, CYCLES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, LUBRICANTS, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS.

Subject Categories : Fuels
      Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE