Accession Number:

ADA416087

Title:

Single Naval Fuel At-Sea Feasibility Study - Phase One

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Jun 2001-25 Nov 2002

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND PATUXENT RIVER MD

Report Date:

2002-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE