Systems Analysis of Arctic Fuels Dispensing Equipment.
Final rept. 1 Jan-30 Jun 79,
LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MASS
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A systems analysis was performed to evaluate military fuel dispensing systems for arctic applications. The present systems, the Forward Area Refueling equipment FARE and Fuels System Supply Point FSSP encounter problems in the areas because engines fail to start and elastomerics become brittle at temperatures of -60 deg F. The systems analysis consisted of two phases of evaluating and scoring system attributes for numerous combinations of systems concepts and components. The systems with the highest evlauations were the basic designs with gas turbine drives, state-of-the-art elastometrics, and either state-of-the-art batteries or a compressed gas start. It was also concluded that additonal development should be undertaken in the area of cold weather elastomerics. Author