Filter Effectiveness Evaluation
Interim rept. Jun 2011-Aug 2013
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX TARDEC FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY
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Filtration systems on the HMMWV, Stryker, MRAP, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and Heavy Tactical Vehicle applications were evaluated for effectiveness in water removal and particulate efficiency in the presence of alternative aviation fuels. These fuels included 5050 blends of JP-8 with R-8, Tallow HEFA, IPK, Camelina HEFA, and SPK, as well as ULSD treated with mono-olein. Results indicate strong fuelwater separator compatibility with alternative fuels for each vehicle except the Stryker, although the Stryker fuelwater separator performed just as poorly with JP-8 as it did with alternative jet fuels. Particulate filters performed well above 10 mc, but yielded low capacity for the HMMWV and unstable contaminant loading for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Particulate filtration will need higher efficiencies for higher pressure injection systems, such as common rail.
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