Accession Number:

ADA248314

Title:

Automotive Diesel Fuel Filter Qualification Methodology and Preliminary Screening Results

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jan 1989-Sep 1991

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX BELVOIR FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY

Report Date:

1992-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

This report covers a program to develop a methodology to evaluate military vehicle fuel filters that would become part of a proposed military fuel filter specification. For this program, thirteen different fuel filters used on military and commercial vehicles were tested using a multipass fuel filter test stand. Each filter type was tested in triplicate. Test parameters measured included differential pressure across the filter, particulate contamination in both the influent and effluent fuel measured gravimetrically, filter load capacity, and filter efficiency. The filter test results varied widely. Analysis of the results illustrated the need for better specification and control of filters used in Army fuel systems. The filtering media in some of the filters tended to separate or allow channeling at widely varying pressure drops. Some of the higher efficiency filters tested were also found to allow a significant number of large diameters particles to pass through.

Subject Categories:

  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE