Accession Number : ADA472952


Title :   Field Demonstration of Biobased Fluids in Military Construction Equipment


Corporate Author : TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI


Personal Author(s) : Rhee, In-Sik ; Das, Henna ; Weimer, Todd P ; Cordell, Jeffery


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a472952.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : TARDEC has initiated a joint field demonstration program with US Department of Agricultural (USDA)and PM of Combat Engineer/ Materiel Handling Equipment to evaluate biobased hydraulic fluids in military construction hydraulic systems. The objective of this program is to introduce the environmentally acceptable hydraulic fluids into military hydraulic systems. Five biobased fluids qualified under MILPRF-32073 specification were tested in ten pieces of military construction equipment at Fort Leonard Wood, MO for a year. The test results showed that biobased fluids tested did not show any abnormal behavior in this demonstration and provided acceptable performance comparable to the existing petroleum based fluids. In addition, no equipment failed or was damaged due to the biobased fluids. Therefore, the biobased fluids can be used as an operational fluid for the hydraulic systems of military construction equipments.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY EQUIPMENT , *BIODEGRADATION , *HYDRAULIC FLUIDS , TEST AND EVALUATION , HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT , PETROLEUM PRODUCTS , CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT , MILITARY ENGINEERING , ABNORMALITIES , DEMONSTRATIONS , SPECIFICATIONS


Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE