Alternative Fuels Compatibility with Army Equipment Testing-Effects of JP-8+100 on Military Filtration Equipment
Technical Report,01 Dec 2010,29 Feb 2012
US ARMY TARDEC FUELS and LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY (SWRI) SAN ANTONIO United States
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The GE 8Q462 thermal stability fuel additive known as 100 has been in use for the past decade. Questions still arise if this additive poisons the fuel water separators. Since the U.S. Army uses the singe fuel JP-8 on the Battlefield concept, the normal filters that would be in the field include the DoD elements andor the EI 1581 5th Edition M category elements. If JP-8100 are used in the field, the approved filtration system would be the EI 1581 5th Edition A4 category elements. This research was to determine the amount of blend back required for defueling JP-8100 using EI 1581 5th Edition M category coalescerseparators. Due to issues in the initial research, subsequent research was funded to verify the dilution ratio required for filtering 100 fuel with EI 1581 5th Edition M category filtration. No conclusive dilution recommendation could be made based on the sporadic test results. In addition the filtration research, electronic sensor data was obtained during the filtration evaluations to recommend an ISO 4406 cleanliness code for inline particle counters.