FTL's FASCI, Forward Area Suspended Contaminant Identifier, Field Instrumentation to measure, quantify, and characterize fuel contaminants

FTL's FASCI, Forward Area Suspended Contaminant Identifier, Field Instrumentation to measure, quantify, and characterize fuel contaminants

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-18-C-0159
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7415
Amount: $491,199.82
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2019
Solicitation Year: 2017
Solicitation Topic Code: A17-116
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Small Business Information
85 N Whitney, Amherst, MA, 01002
DUNS: 078808915
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael White
 (303) 317-6566
 mike@ftllabscorp.com
Business Contact
 Kristie Stauch-White
Phone: (303) 317-6566
Email: kristie@ftllabscorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
To avoid machine failure, diesel engine hardware manufacturers recommend limiting fuel contamination particles based on number and size distribution. Work performed by TARDEC has developed limits for particulate and free water contamination in fuel utilizing light obscuration particle counting; however, this approach is unable to differentiate between solid particulates, free water droplets, and air bubbles entrained in the fuel stream during refueling operations. FTL's "Forward Area Suspended Contaminant Identifier (FASCI)" is a portable instrument to rapidly detect, measure, quantify, and characterize solid particulate and free water contamination in aviation fuel, ignoring air bubbles. FASCO reports the size distribution of contaminants present and quantifies the level of contaminants present in the fuel.

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