B-1 Aircraft Main Hydraulic Pump Tests With MIL-H-87257 Hydraulic Fluid.
Final rept. 1 Jun 92-30 Sep 93,
DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST
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In an effort to convert the B-1 aircraft from MIL-H-5606 to M1-H-87257, the Air Force sponsored a study conducted by Rockwell International from April 1991 through June 1992, under contract F34601-89-C-0401. The results of this study are published in Rockwell Report NA-91-1598, dated 17 June 1992. As part of this study, two pump tests were conducted by Vickers using B-1 aircraft hydraulic pumps Vickers PV3-300-7B and MIL-H-872S7 ROYCO 777 hydraulic fluid. During the first test, the pump failed prematurely. The second test was stopped before the scheduled test duration because some metal was observed in the filter patch-test. Due to lack of finding no additional pump tests were carried out to check the compatibility of MIL-H-87257 and B-1 hydraulic pumps. This being the only unresolved issue standing in the way of transitioning this fluid to the B-1 aircraft, the Nonstructural Materials Branch of the Materials Directorate of Wright Laboratory WLMLBT decided to conduct in-house pump tests with MIL-H-87257 and B-1 hydraulic pumps to provide the necessary data. The results of the two pump tests carried out at WLMLBT are the subject of this report.
- Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves