Development of Referee Fuels for Improved Army Multifuel Engine Design.
Interim rept. 1 Jan 81-31 Dec 85,
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX BELVOIR FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY
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Initiation by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive CommandTACOM of the Advanced Integrated Propulsion System AIPS prompted the development of referee fuels that would 1 indicate to prospective enginecomponent developers the anticipated quality of fuels available when AIPS is fielded as part of the next main battle tank, and 2 a means for TACOM to ensure that new engines and components would be able to fully demonstrate a multifuel capability. This study resulted in the development of two referee fuels Type I, A high-volatility, Low-viscosity fuel and Type II, A low-volatility, high viscosity fuel, both having low cetane numbers. Future multifuel engine design and development work will use these referee fuels to ensure operation on a broad range of fuels that may become available.
- Combat Vehicles