Qualification Lab Testing on M1 Abrams Engine Oil Filters
Technical Report,01 Jan 2016,31 Jan 2017
US ARMY TARDEC FUELS and LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY (SWRI) SAN ANTONIO United States
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M1 Abrams currently has only one approved filter for use in the field for the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Material Readiness Command USATARCOM. Purolator oil filter assembly Part Number 12286941 was qualified per Specification Number 91547-E2128, however, use of this filter is cost prohibitive. Qualifying other filters would allow more options and potentially large cost savings. Current filtration test methods were combined with Specification Number 91547-E2128 in order to address the many changes in particle counting, gravimetric, and test dust references since the specification was written. With this testing, both Donaldson Part Number 569380 and Cummins Fleetguard Part Number HF28202 oil filter assemblies were assessed for qualification using the already qualified Purolator oil filter assembly as a baseline.
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