Accession Number : AD1010794

Title :   Generator Set Durability Testing Using 25% ATJ Fuel Blend

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Aug 2014,31 Jan 2016

Corporate Author : US Army TARDEC Fuels and Lubricants Research Facility (SwRI) San Antonio United States

Personal Author(s) : Hansen,Gregory A ; Frame,Edwin A

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Report Date : 01 Feb 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The U.S. Army has a desire to reduce its dependence on traditional petroleum based fuels. This report covers investigation into the use of an ATJ blended fuel in a 30kW AMMPS Generator utilizing a Cummins 3.3L QSB engine. In general, fuel compatibility within the bounds of the presented tests seemed acceptable since there was no baseline data available to compare. The largest differences in engine operation may be attributed to the extreme operating conditions placed upon the electrical subsystems. In addition, the provided AMMPS unit was a pre-production test bed, and there may have been some changes made to the delivered units since production started.

Descriptors :   fuels , test and evaluation , generators , engines , Compatibility , frequency response , voltage regulation , altitude , high temperature , fuel consumption , physical properties

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE