Accession Number:

ADA482669

Title:

Fuel System Durability--U.S. Coast Guard

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX DEPT OF FLUIDS AND LUBRICATION TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

This project attempted to determine the fuel lubricity requirements of the Sulzer 12ZAV40S fuel injection system. Wear rates with F-76 and JP-5 fuels were attempted using radioactive tracer technologies using a fuel injection system test stand. Within the sensitivity of the resulting activation, and due to detector instabilities, the wear of fuel injection components could not be quantified using on-line in-situ radioactivity monitoring techniques. Off-line monitoring did indicate wear, but only after a catastrophic wear event. The methods did indicate however that the wear with JP-5 fuel was not significantly different than Diesel Fuel Marine DFM fuel within the scope of the method with the high durability components. Recommendations were made for future testing.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE