Pilot Field Testing of Arctic Engine Oil in Army Combat/Tactical Vehicles at Fort Carson, Colorado and Fort Lewis, West Virginia.
Interim rept. Jan 77-Jun 81,
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX ARMY FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH LAB
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Military lube orders for combat and tactical equipment specify use of a single-viscosity grade lubricant with the grade depending on seasonal or climatic conditions. The use of this oil results in seasonal oil changes, regardless of the condition of the oil. Also, standard issue oils do not offer sufficient lubricant and engine protection over a wide range of ambient temperatures. Pilot field testing was conducted at Fort Carson, CO and Fort Lewis, WA. The objective of the testing was to evaluate the capability of MIL-L-46167 5 arctic oil OEA to provide an interim solution to the lubrication problems being encountered. In addition, the data derived from the test were to be used as a basis for developing multigrade engine oils for Army tactical and combat equipment and to gain supplemental information covering the use of OEA lubricant over expanded temperature ranges.
- Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Combat Vehicles
- Reciprocating and Rotating Engines