Field Demonstration For P-D-68O Solvent Replacement.
TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI
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As part of the second phase in development of environmentally compliant solvent alternatives to P-D-680, field demonstrations were initiated at Ft. Lewis WA, Ft. Hood TX, and Kelly Air Force Base. The main objectives of this demonstration were to validate performance of candidate solvents with existing military equipment and to determine the environmental applicability for these candidate solvents. Four 4 petroleum based solvents and four 4 terpenehydrocarbon blended solvents have been selected as candidates for these field demonstrations. Ft. Lewis was designated as a major field testing site and evaluated eight 8 candidate solvents in various military ground equipment, helicopter, and weapon cleaning application. Ft. Hood evaluated two 2 different types of candidate solvents using the lT-48 weapons cleaning system in helicopter maintenance applications. San Antonio Air Logistic Center at Kelly AFB evaluated three 3 candidate solvents using existing part washers for aviation applications. Field test results showed that both severe hydrotreated odorless hydrocarbon solvents and hydrotreated terpenehydrocarbon blended solvents were well accepted in all applications. Six candidate solvents were rated by users as acceptable replacements for P-D-680.
- Solvents, Cleaners and Abrasives
- Organic Chemistry
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies