Effect of JP-8 Fuel on Material-Handling Engines
Interim rept. Dec 1989-Oct 1992
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX BELVOIR FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY
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The effect of MIL-T-83133C grade JP-8 fuel, with respect to MIL-F46162C 1 S DF-2, was established for Army Material Handling Equipment clean-bum diesel engines. The areas investigated included emissions gaseous and particulate, power, performance, and durability. The engines revealed reduced emissions utilizing JP-8, with an average decrease in power at 5 percent and an increase in fuel consumption of 2 percent. The durability of an Isuzu C-240 engine with JP-8 was enhanced relative to the MIL-F46162C fuel. Rough-terrain forklifts were evaluated for fuel consumption and power availability while utilizing JP-8 fuel. The results indicated an average 4-percent increase in fuel consumption and a 3-percent mean decrease in vehicular performance.... MIL-T-83133C, JP-8, MIL-F-46162C, Emissions, Power, performance, Durability, Clean-Burn diesel engines, Forklift, Isuzu C-240, Deutz F3L912W, Deutz F4L912W, Perkins 4.154, Particulate, M4K, M6K, MIOA, RTFLT, VRRTFLT, Rough terrain, Acceleration, Fuel consumption, Load placement, Speed on grade.
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