Single Naval Fuel At-Sea Feasibility Study - Phase One
Technical rept. 1 Jun 2001-25 Nov 2002
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND PATUXENT RIVER MD
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The U.S. Navy has completed the first of a two-phase study to determine the feasibility of converting to JP-5, MIL-DTL-5624, NATO F-44, as the single naval fuel at-sea. This naval single battlefield fuel would be needed in all aircraft propulsion, ship propulsion, electrical power generation systems, and USMC ground force equipment. JP-5 was chosen as the single fuel because the aircraft requirements are the most stringent of all the naval fuel user requirements. As an approved alternate to both F-76 and JP-8, JP-5 is the only fuel that can be used by all services for all bulk fuel requirements. It is anticipated that if JP-5 is not available for shipboard propulsion, then limited quantities of commercial marine middle distillate diesel fuel, purchased under local bunker contracts, may still be required.