Accession Number:

ADP012128

Title:

Catalytic Ignition as a Tool for Converting Small Engines to Efficient JP-8 Operation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

IDAHO UNIV MOSCOW

Report Date:

2001-06-19

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

Catalytic ignition permits small engines to operate efficiently with heavy fuels. The technology advances the Army towards its goal of a one-fuel military and can improve the performance of heavy fuel engines operating under part-load conditions. Findings discussed below include 1 selection of a 1-kW genset for catalytic ignition conversion after consultation with Army CECOM 2 conversion of a 5-kW genset from gasoline to jet fuel operation at rated power using Smart Plugregistered catalytic igniters and 3 design changes to improve Smart Plugregistered durability.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE