Accession Number : ADB131635

Title :   Evaluation of Small Commercial Fuel/Water Separators for U.S. Navy Craft.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SEA COMBAT SYSTEMS ENGINEERING STATION NORFOLK VA COMBATANT CRAFT ENGI NEERING DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Puckette, Larry T.

Report Date : FEB 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : To identify smaller fuel/water F/W) separators for use on small Navy diesel craft, twelve commercially available separator assemblies were performance tested to determine water removal effectiveness. The test candidate separator assemblies were tested at 1.5 gallons per minute (GPM) flow rate and in a position relative to the fuel pump (suction side or pressure side) per manufacturers' recommendation. The F/W separators were tested for their effectiveness in water removal with solids (dust). In addition to the performance testing the test candidates were considered based on physical factors as well as serviceability. As a result of these tests, two small F/W separators are recommended for use on small Navy diesel craft on the suction side of the fuel pump. (JES)

Descriptors :   *FUEL PUMPS, *SMALL SHIPS, ASSEMBLY, DIESEL ENGINES, DUST, FLOW RATE, NAVY, PERFORMANCE TESTS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, PRESSURE, REMOVAL, SEPARATORS, SIDES, SOLIDS, SUCTION, TEST AND EVALUATION, TEST EQUIPMENT, WATER.

Subject Categories : Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE