RECENT EXPERIENCES WITH SULFUR IN DISTILLATE TYPE FUELS BURNED IN U.S. NAVY DIESEL ENGINES

In recent years the Navy has undertaken a program designed to utilize a more economical multi-purpose distillate type fuel in all shipboard steam boilers, diesel engines and gas turbines. The multi-purpose fuel selected, in addition to other variances had a somewhat higher sulfur content than normally contained in the standard Diesel Fuel Marine (DFM) being burned in diesel engines and gas turbines. As a result, investigations were conducted to establish both the short and long range effects on diesel engine performance, reliability and maintenance. This investigation included the operation of a number of engines in the Navy's diesel engine test facility at the Naval Ship Engineering Center, Philadelphia Division. This paper describes the Navy's most recent investigative efforts relative to the effects of sulfur in distillate fuels for Navy marine diesels, together with some discussion on the use of a single multi-purpose fuel for Navy service.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Diesel and Gas Engine Power Conference and Exhibit, Houstin, Texas, April 28-May 2, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Perry, C F
    • ANDERSON, W
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

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  • Accession Number: 00071700
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #74-DGP-4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM