Accession Number:

ADA592076

Title:

US Army Qualification of Alternative Fuels Specified in MIL-DTL-83133H for Ground Systems Use. Final Qualification Report: JP-8 Containing Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene Manufactured Via Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis or Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 16 Feb-21 Jun 2013

Corporate Author:

ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Report Date:

2013-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

The Fuels and Lubricants Technology Team FLTT is leading the Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center TARDEC program to qualify alternative fuels for use in military ground systems. These systems include tactical and combat ground vehicles, tactical generator sets, and other tactical ground systems. This is the first comprehensive report that summarizes the initial project under this program to concurrently qualify two alternative fuels. These fuels, designated in MIL-DTL-83133H, are both blends of JP-8 refined from conventional feedstocks with up to 50 by volume of Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene SPK. SPK consists of a distribution of synthetically-derived hydrocarbon molecules that together have the right balance of properties to result in an aviation-grade SPK. The naming of the two SPK blending stocks is drawn from a significant aspect of the unique processes by which they are manufactured one blending stock is known as Fischer-Tropsch FT SPK and the other is known as Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids HEFA SPK.

Subject Categories:

  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE