JP-8 Fuel Effects on High Pressure Common Rail Pumps

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-09-C-0126
Agency Tracking Number: A082-128-0433
Amount: $119,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-128
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
Analytical Engineering Inc.
2555 Technology Blvd., P.O. Box 2603, Columbus, IN, 47202
DUNS: 926141110
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 David May
 Chief Technical Officer
 (812) 376-6472
 David@AEI-tech.com
Business Contact
 Barry J. Czachura
Title: Director of Business Development
Phone: (812) 376-6472
Email: Barry@AEI-tech.com
Research Institution
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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