DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION OF A 50-GPM OPTIMUM LIGHTWEIGHT FILTER/ SEPARATOR
Final rept., Jul 1964-Oct 1965
ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS FORT BELVOIR VA PETROLEUM EQUIPMENT DIV
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The report covers design, development, test, and evaluation of a 50- gpm optimum, lightweight filterseparator for primary application with 50-gpm standard Military bulk transfer pumps. A preliminary design was prepared, and a contract was awarded for fabrication of a prototype model. Test and evaluation of this unit indicated the preliminary design was satisfactory. Therefore, six developmental test models were procured and subjected to the comprehensive evaluations necessary to determine conformance to the water- and solids-removal performance requirements of Military Specification MIL-F-8901A. In addition, rail impact and rough handling tests were conducted. The report concludes 1 The 50-gpm optimum, lightweight filterseparator, when tested under conditions specified in MIL-F-8901A, meets all established waterand solids-removal performance requirements. 2 All requirements of the Small Development Requirement SDR are met except the requirement for incorporation of the Go-No Go gage device. 3 The filterseparator, without further modification, is suitable for integrated engineering and service tests.
- Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves