Comparison Tests on the 100-GPM Electrokinetic Fuel Decontaminator and a 100-GPM Military Standard Filter/Separator.
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ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA
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This report covers identical tests performed on the 100-GPM Electrokinetic Fuel Decontaminator and a 100-GPM Military Standard FilterSeparator for the purpose of comparing performances. Performance is based upon the ability to remove emulsified water from fuel. Test fuels were turbine fuel JP-5 and diesel fuel No. 2. Water is injected into the fuel upstream of a centrifugal pump out of the test vessel in concentrations of 0.5, 2, 5, and 10. The effluent, pressure-drop readings are also taken. The effluent fuel from each test vessel is measured for water concentration using a turbidimeter. Tests are performed at ambient temperatures and low temperatures. Results are correlated, and the performances of the two test vessels are compared. Conclusions are as follows a The Electrokinetic Fuel Decontaminator demonstrates improved, overall efficiency in removing water from turbine fuel and diesel fuel over the currently used Military Standard FilterSeparator. b The Electronkinetic Fuel Decontaminator demonstrates a lower, overall pressure drop than the Military Standard FilterSeparator. c The power consumption of the Electrokinetic Fuel Decontaminator is primarily dependent on the amount of water present and, to a lesser extent, on temperature. d The power consumption for decontaminating diesel fuel is approximately three times as great as that for decontaminating turbine fuel. e The current necessary to remove 1 gallon of water from turbine fuel is approximately 1 ampere for diesel fuel, the current is approximately 3 amperes. Author