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Accession Number ADA576075
Title Alternative Fuels Compatibility with Army Equipment Testing - Existent Gum.
Publication Date Feb 2012
Media Count 36p
Personal Author S. A. Hutzler
Abstract Many of the materials used for tactical fuel handling equipment were designed for use with petroleum-derived fuels, such as diesel and JP-8, which typically contain 15-25% aromatics. However, emerging synthetic turbine fuels based on iso-paraffinic kerosene (IPK), synthetic paraffinic kerosene (SPK), and Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids (HEFA) typically contain no aromatics. Many of these fuels have undergone extensive testing and gained approval for use by the Air Force. As these fuels become more widely available and their use extends to ground vehicles and support equipment, their impact on current Army equipment will need to be assessed. ASTM D381 is currently used in specifications for military fuel hoses (MIL-PRF-370J) and collapsible fuel tanks (MIL-PRF-32233). This test method is used to determine if any material in contact with aviation fuels or motor gasolines causes gum contamination. This study addresses various aspects of the ASTM D381 method as a means to determine gum contamination of fuel in contact elastomeric and rubber materials.
Keywords Air force
Army equipment
Aviation fuels
Collapsible structures
Diesel engines
Fuel hoses
Fuel tanks
Ground vehicles
Jet engine fuels
Materials handling equipment
Petroleum products
Synthetic fuels
Test methods

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 97K - Fuels
Corporate Author Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX. TARDEC Fuels and Lubricants Research Facility.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Interim rept. Dec 2010-Feb 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1320
Contract Number W56HZV-09-C-0100

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