Accession Number : ADA312088

Title :   Technology Demonstration of Single Hydraulic Fluid for Armored Ground Vehicle Systems.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : TACOM MOBILITY TECHNOLOGY CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Alvarez, R. A. ; Wright, B. R. ; Phillips, G. L.

PDF Url : ADA312088

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : The primary hydraulic fluids used today by the U.S. Army are MIL-H-6083, MIL-H-46l7O, and MIL-H-5606. MIL-H-6083 is a petroleum-based, low flash point hydraulic fluid, and MIL-H-46l70 is a synthetic-based hydraulic fluid with a higher flash point but extremely high viscosity at lower temperatures. MIL-H-5606 is identical to MIL-H-6083 with the exception of the corrosion inhibition qualities of the latter. A new fluid, referred to as single hydraulic fluid (SHF), is synthetic-based with improved low-temperature viscosity characteristics and fire resistance comparable to MIL-H-6170. SHE characteristics, laboratory evaluations, and field demonstration preliminary results were reported in Interim Report BFLRF No. 298, entitled 'Technology Demonstration of Single Hydraulic Fluid for Armored Ground Vehicle Systems.' The present report incorporates the field demonstration preliminary results found in the aforementioned report and results of field demonstrations conducted through December 1994.

Descriptors :   *ARMORED VEHICLES, *HYDRAULIC FLUIDS, TEST AND EVALUATION, LOW TEMPERATURE, DEMONSTRATIONS, REPORTS, GROUND VEHICLES, FLUIDS, LABORATORIES, FLASH POINT, VISCOSITY, FIRE RESISTANCE, HIGH VISCOSITY.

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE