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Accession Number ADA576077
Title Alternative Fuels Compatibility with Army Equipment Testing - Aged Niedner Rifts Conduit Testing.
Publication Date Feb 2012
Media Count 84p
Personal Author B. R. Wright O. P. Harrison
Abstract The objective of this project was to perform burst and cyclic testing on an aged Niedner RIFTS conduit from Fort Lee, and then compare these results with the unaged baseline results from Niedner RIFTS testing performed by SwRI in 2006. Burst testing is used to establish the working pressure of the aged conduit, while cyclic testing is used to represent repeated deployment and retrieval in the field, and determine effects it will have on the burst and working pressure of the hose. Eight 15-foot specimens were extracted from a 500- foot reel of aged Niedner RIFTS conduit for burst testing and cyclic testing. When compared to the previous results, the aged Niedner conduit has a working pressure 100 psig less than that of the unaged baseline conduit. It was also noted that the cyclic testing had less effect on the burst pressure of the aged conduit than the unaged baseline conduit.
Keywords Army equipment
Base lines
Bursting strength
Cyclic tests
Test and evaluation
Test methods

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 97K - Fuels
74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
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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