Accession Number : ADA285864


Title :   Best Technical Approach for the Petroleum Quality Analysis (PQA) System


Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jan-Aug 1994


Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TXBELVOIR FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCHFACILITY


Personal Author(s) : Fodor, George E ; Westbrook, Steven R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a285864.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 65


Abstract : Recent U.S. military operations have identified a need for improved methods of fuel and lubricant analysis in the field. This analysis capability should be highly mobile and built around modern, state-of-the-art analytical techniques. This report contains a critical review of current U.S. Army fuel testing requirements and the significance of each of the specified fuel properties. A trade-off analysis of each of the specified fuel properties was conducted. Based on the trade-off analysis, fuel property and analysis method recommendations are provided to help design a Petroleum Quality Analysis (PQA) system. The proposed PQA system is capable of timely evaluation of mobility fuels in the field using a restricted number of instruments housed on a mobile platform. Fuels, Transportable analytical equipment, Diesel fuel, Infrared spectroscopy, Instrumental analysis, Fuel properties, Petroleum analysis, Testing Mobile


Descriptors :   *PETROLEUM PRODUCTS , *CRUDE OIL , TEST AND EVALUATION , MILITARY OPERATIONS , REQUIREMENTS , MOBILITY , INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY , COMMERCE , MILITARY EQUIPMENT , FUELS , QUALITY , PLATFORMS , MOBILE , TRANSPORTABLE , OPERATION , INSTRUMENTATION , TRADE OFF ANALYSIS , ARMY , MODEMS , DIESEL FUELS , LUBRICANTS , LABORATORY EQUIPMENT


Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Fuels


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE