Accession Number:

ADA034180

Title:

The Burn-off of Waste Lubricating Oils in Coast Guard Powerplants. Executive Summary,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the results of a study to investigate the feasibility of utilizing waste lubricating oils as fuel in Coast Guard powerplants. Adoption of this practice by the Coast Guard would conserve diesel fuel, as well as minimizing environmental degradation and eliminating costs associated with lube oil disposal. It was concluded that the Coast Guard can safely use this lube oil as fuel if it is properly filtered and mixed at the correct ratios with the fuel oil. Various filtering devices were tested and the correct mix ratios for diesel engines, boilers, and gas turbines were determined. It was found that with these safeguards the practice of lube oil burn-off will not adversely affect engine emissions, performance, maintenance, or wear characteristics. Final recommendations and conclusions were made to the Coast Guard for the adoption of this practice. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE