Accession Number:

ADA112511

Title:

Mobility Fuels for the Navy.

Descriptive Note:

Professional paper,

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA NAVAL STUDIES GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

As fuel declines, both specifications and engine designs will have to be modified to accommodate this change. In addition, specifications have to reflect the fact that fuel chemistry itself is undergoing change, so that new problems have begun to arise. Recently, batches of DFM and JP-5 that passed inspection have been associated with fuel filter clogging and excessive smoking. The mechanisms of these effects are not clearly understood. As synfuels are introduced, the variety of chemicals in fuels will be greatly expanded, and this will cause a new range of problems. Besides modifying the specifications of current fuels to address the issues of price and availability, other ways might come from changing the types of fuel burned. The Navy could attempt to switch to fuels in civilian use. Number 2 diesel oil is similar to the ship fuel DFM, while Jet A-1 is not unlike the aircraft fuel JP-5. Another approach could involve the use of just one type of fuel for both ships and airplanes. This would reduce storage and handling costs, perhaps enough to offset the modest differential of 5 cents per gallon between JP-5 and DFM that existed in October 1981.

Subject Categories:

  • Fuels
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE