Test Kit for Captured Fuel
TM 5 6630 217-10
Purpose and Functions
The test kit for captured fuel is a compact, man-portable kit intended for use by
field soldiers in order to determine if a fuel of opportunity (captured or
commandeered) is suitable for use in diesel or gas turbine engines.
Determination is by approximate measurement of Specific Gravity Viscosity, and
Visual Contamination. All tests are combined in a single tester. The test kit is
constructed of an amber transparent plastic. The test kit is contained In a
plastic case which will also serve as a sample container. Positive determination
of requires that all methods read acceptable or "GO".
The test kit will reliably and safely accept or reject a fuel of opportunity, and is
designed to operate under adverse weather conditions, including rain, dust,
humidity, salt fog, solar radiation as well as temperature extremes.
The test kit is designed to be operated in any temperature from 49 degrees
Celsius (120 degrees F.) to -31 degrees Celsius (-25 degrees F.) and should not
be damaged (made inoperable) by any temperature from 63 degrees Celsius
(145 degrees F.) to -33 degrees Celsius (-27 degrees F.)
The test kit is designed to withstand the vibrational stress and shock
encountered when transported within its transit case, and is also designed to be
operable during day and night in combat environments and further to be fully
operable by personnel wearing Protective clothing and arctic mittens and under
Sample size to operate test kit is less than 300ml (10 fluids ounces).
Operational time to operate test kit through one complete cycle at ambient
temperatures, including: filling, reading specific gravity, viscosity, and visual
contamination; and then draining the kit does not exceed 10 minutes.