Evaluation of POL (Petroleum, Oil, Lubricant) Materials as Fog-Producing Agents
Interim rept. Oct 1987-Sep 1988
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TXBELVOIR FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCHFACILITY
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The lack of adequate smoke with JP-8 in the Vehicle Engine Exhaust Smoke System VEESS is detrimental to the effective use of JP-8 as the single battlefield fuel. The VEESS is considered a force multiplier and is very critical in armor strategies. Adaptation of an auxiliary tank containing a POL product that provides adequate smoke is a possible solution. Efforts of this study centered on quantifying the obscuration and persistency of smoke produced by POL products. By quantifying the smoke, POL products could be identified that provided DF-2 smoke levels in VEESS simulators. Several candidates that provided adequate smoke included lightweight and multiviscosity engine lubricating oils. ALL POL products were examined in a diesel VEESS screener that was developed to emulate actual VEESS parameters. Smoke, Fog, JP-8, Obscuration, Persistency.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Space Navigation and Guidance