JP-8 Fuel Effects on High Pressure Common Rail Pumps

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,999.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-09-C-0126
Award Id:
91963
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-128-0433
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2555 Technology Blvd., P.O. Box 2603, Columbus, IN, 47202
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
926141110
Principal Investigator:
David May
Chief Technical Officer
(812) 376-6472
David@AEI-tech.com
Business Contact:
Barry J. Czachura
Director of Business Development
(812) 376-6472
Barry@AEI-tech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Lack of fuel lubrication performance associated with JP-8 in modern diesel engines equipped with High Pressure Common Rail fuel systems can lead to premature performance loss or field failure. As engines in the Army fleet are replaced with modern engines, provisions for JP-8 fuel compatibility will need to be addressed by engine OEM's. Analytical Engineering, Inc. proposes to partner with Cummins Inc. Fuel Systems in a Phase I effort to define which components in a modern pump are susceptible to lubricity related failure when using JP-8 and high/low sulfur fuels. This effort will culminate in a definition of identified components and potential metallurgical and / or ceramic material modifications needed for fuel compatibility.

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