Evaluation of DOD Army Aviation Filters
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX
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This program was divided into two phases 1 comparison of DOD and API approved coalescerseparators and 2 determination if any current DOD coalescerseparators could pass APIIP 1581 5th Edition using the DOD 80-gpm and 350-gpm housings. In Phase I, seven evaluations were performed according to an approved design of experiment to compare the water removal efficiencies for the current DOD system and an equivalent references American Petroleum InstituteInstitute of Petroleum APIIP system. DOD evaluations were performed with and without water bottoms. These evaluations demonstrated that an equivalent API system out performs the current DOD system. In Phase II, ten evaluations were performed with products provided by three different manufacturers. Two manufacturers were able to pass APIlP 1581 5th Edition by improving the separators water shedding performance.
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