Aircraft Engine Fuel Pump Cavitation Endurance Test
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) defines procedures for testing aircraft engine fuel pumps for th epurpose of determining their resistance to eterioration, during steady state endurance test, while receiving MIL-T-5624 Grade JP-4 fuel as a homogenous mixture of gas and liquid expressed as a ratio of vapor volume to liquid volume (V/L).
The procedure recommended herin is based on experience gathered by a number of laboratories conducting component qualification tests to MIL-E-5009, currently MIL-E-5007. It is intendd to produce a uniform reproducible steady state test condition for fuel pump cavitation testing as required by various military engine specifications.
This test is NOT intended to establish altitude, climb rate, starting, or other transient performance of the article tested.