IMPLICATIONS OF A SUCTION FUEL SYSTEM ON THE CONTAMINATION TOLERANCE OF ARMY HELICOPTERS

Fuel samples obtained from US Army aircraft and from various key points in the fuel logistic chain were analyzed for contaminant quantity and composition. Results were compared to current turbine engine design and qualification specifications. A second part of this investigation addresses the behavior of various sizes of contaminant particles when subjected to a suction-type fuel feed system typical of recently designed Army aircraft. Particle sizes ranging from 420 to 1500 microns were investigated. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Technical Note.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Research and Technology Laboratories

    Eustis Directorate
    Fort Eustis, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Smith, K F
    • Furgurson, R G
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

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  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USARTL-TN-33
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM