Emergency Fuels Technology
Interim rept. May 1981-Jun 1982
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX BELVOIR FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY
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Different types of engines in the military system require specific fuels for normal operation. Spark-ignition engines require gasoline, compression-ignition engines and ground gas turbine engines require diesel fuel. The requirements of each engine type are listed in Army Regulation 703-1 as primary, alternate and emergency fuels. The work reported here identifies other combustible liquids that, in extreme emergency scenarios, could be used as field emergency fuels FEF, either as extenders of the primary fuel supply, or as acquired. Correlations are presented that permit estimating the fuel blend properties considered to be crucial for operation of engines at a minimal performance level.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies