Accession Number:

ADA285864

Title:

Best Technical Approach for the Petroleum Quality Analysis (PQA) System

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Jan-Aug 1994

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TXBELVOIR FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCHFACILITY

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

Recent U.S. military operations have identified a need for improved methods of fuel and lubricant analysis in the field. This analysis capability should be highly mobile and built around modern, state-of-the-art analytical techniques. This report contains a critical review of current U.S. Army fuel testing requirements and the significance of each of the specified fuel properties. A trade-off analysis of each of the specified fuel properties was conducted. Based on the trade-off analysis, fuel property and analysis method recommendations are provided to help design a Petroleum Quality Analysis PQA system. The proposed PQA system is capable of timely evaluation of mobility fuels in the field using a restricted number of instruments housed on a mobile platform. Fuels, Transportable analytical equipment, Diesel fuel, Infrared spectroscopy, Instrumental analysis, Fuel properties, Petroleum analysis, Testing Mobile

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE