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Title: Evaluation tests of select fuel additives for potential use in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers diesel engines
Authors: Tubman, Michael W. (Michael Wright), 1951-
Welp, Timothy L.
Keywords: Diesel fuels--Additives
Dredges--Motors (Diesel)
Energy consumption
Marine diesel motors
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CHL TR-16-10
Abstract: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has approximately 2,300 floating plant assets that consist of barges, tow boats, floating cranes, survey boats, patrol boats, and fleet dredges that have diesel engines. Under the Dredging Operations and Environmental Research (DOER) program, diesel fuel additives were tested to evaluate their potential for reducing diesel fuel consumption and cost. Four fuel additives were tested to evaluate their potential for reducing diesel fuel consumption and cost: • An ethanol injection system • Envirofuels Diesel Fuel Catalyst • DurAlt Fuel Conditioner • Lucas Fuel Treatment. Fuel usage was measured while using the additives with diesel fuel (candidate tests) and compared to fuel usage under the same conditions while using only standard diesel fuel (baseline tests). The evaluations were conducted in the field under actual, in-use operating conditions. The results are applicable to the host engines and operating conditions, but similar results can be expected for similar engine families, year of manufacture, and operating regimes. While the Envirofuels, DurAlt, and Lucas additives showed limited fuel reduction in select operation conditions, only the ethanol injection system consistently showed potential to reduce diesel fuel consumption, which may be due to its higher injection volume.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CHL TR-16-10
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 38 pages / 1.575 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF
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