THE USE OF ANTARCTIC, MULTI-PURPOSE (MP-1) FUEL IN SPACE HEATERS, CAMP STOVES, AND LANTERNS
Interim technical note 1 Dec 1964-1 May 1965
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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The specifications for a multi-purpose fuel, MP-1 MIL-F-23188 have been developed by the Bureau of Naval Weapons. This fuel, proposed for use at Antarctica in aircraft turbines, diesel engines, and space heaters, has received prior approval for use in C-130 and C-135 aircraft. The current study was undertaken to determine its suitability for use in space heaters, emergency camp stoves, and lanterns. The tests indicate that, as a fuel for pot type space heaters, MP-1 is superior to the presently used DF-A, space heater fuel. MP-1 is not recommended as a regular fuel for pressurized camp stoves and lanterns which normally burn white gasoline. Under emergency conditions, however, MP-1 can be used in these units for short periods of time.