HIGH PERFORMANCE BULK FUEL PUMPS.
MARINE CORPS LANDING FORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER QUANTICO VA
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Efforts were directed to test higher capacity pumps to determine their effect on transfer rates and the distance that fuel could be pumped. The two pumps used in this evaluation were a 600 gpm at 125 psi pump driven by a gas turbine and a 500 gpm at 150 psi pump driven by a diesel engine. Conclusions. Gas turbine powered pumps are not suitable for use in the AAFS at this time because of High fuel consumption, High initial costs, High maintenance costs, Lack of speed control, Requirement for specially trained maintenance personnel. Author