Accession Number : ADA621660


Title :   Filter Effectiveness Evaluation


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jun 2011-Aug 2013


Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX TARDEC FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY


Personal Author(s) : Canant, Philip A ; Bessee, Gary B ; Hutzler, Scot A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a621660.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 197


Abstract : Filtration systems on the HMMWV, Stryker, MRAP, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and Heavy Tactical Vehicle applications were evaluated for effectiveness in water removal and particulate efficiency in the presence of alternative aviation fuels. These fuels included 50/50 blends of JP-8 with R-8, Tallow HEFA, IPK, Camelina HEFA, and SPK, as well as ULSD treated with mono-olein. Results indicate strong fuel/water separator compatibility with alternative fuels for each vehicle except the Stryker, although the Stryker fuel/water separator performed just as poorly with JP-8 as it did with alternative jet fuels. Particulate filters performed well above 10 m(c), but yielded low capacity for the HMMWV and unstable contaminant loading for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Particulate filtration will need higher efficiencies for higher pressure injection systems, such as common rail.


Descriptors :   *FUEL FILTERS , AVIATION FUELS , DIESEL FUELS , MILITARY VEHICLES , TEST AND EVALUATION


Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Fuels
      Reciprocating and Rotating Engines


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE