Accession Number : AD1001613

Title :   Laboratory Evaluation of Light Obscuration Particle Counter Contamination Limits for Aviation Fuel

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Sep 2012,01 Oct 2015

Corporate Author : US Army TARDEC Warren United States

Personal Author(s) : Schmitigal,Joel

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Report Date : 01 Nov 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The United States Army conducted a survey of over 1700 fuel samples with the objective of evaluating the proposed limits for use by automatic light obscuration particle counters for the monitoring of aviation fuel cleanliness. The laboratory data collected supports the proposed ISO code limit, based on ISO 4406, of 19/17/14/13 limits for the 4m(c)/6m (c)/ 14m (c)/ 30m (c) size channels. The proposed limits were derived from 1.0 mg/L concentration levels for ISO12103-1 A1Ultrafine and ISO 12103-1 A2 Fine test dusts, and down to a 5 ppm free water contamination.

Descriptors :   jet engine fuels , aviation fuels , gravimetric analysis , particulate matter , contamination , obscuration , water , particles , test and evaluation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE