1995-10-01

Survey of Low Sulfur Diesel Fuels and Aviation Kerosenes from U.S. Military Installations 952369

In support of the Department of Defense goal to streamline procurements, the Army recently decided to discontinue use of VV-F-800D as the purchase specification for diesel fuel being supplied to continental United States military installations. The Army will instead issue a commercial item description for direct fuel deliveries under the Post-Camp-Station (PCS) contract bulletin program. In parallel, the Defense Fuel Supply Center and the U.S. Army Mobility Technology Center-Belvoir (at Ft. Belvoir, VA) initiated a fuel survey with the primary objective to assess the general quality and lubricity characteristics of low sulfur diesel fuels being supplied to military installations under the PCS system. Under this project, diesel fuel delivery samples were obtained from selected military installations and analyzed according to a predetermined protocol. The results obtained from various tests show that the average low sulfur diesel fuel meets military requirements for DF-2 with the exception of lubricity performance. Proposed fuel lubricity requirements for military ground vehicle diesel fuel are presented.

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