MIL-HDBK-114 Revision A, July 20, 1990
FUELS, MOBILITY, USER HANDBOOK
Includes all amendments and changes through Validation Notice 1, April 12, 2004
The purpose of this handbook is to provide a compilation of information relating to the types and potential applications of hydrocarbon fuels commonly used in ground mobility equipment. It includes a brief description of propulsion systems, details on the three fuel categories (gasoline, turbine fuel, and diesel), cleanliness and fuel handling/dispensing requirements and a section on field emergency fuels.
This handbook is intended to provide pertinent information to field personnel such as fuel requirements, interchangeability, product limitations, contamination, fuel-property correlations for use by engine developers, and safety considerations in product mixtures. It is designed to serve as a textbook and planning guide for users of mobility fuels.
Equipment manuals should be consulted for additional information regarding specific fuel requirements and fuel substitutions. In the event of any conflict between equipment manuals and this handbook, contact US Army Belvoir Research, Development and Engineering Center, ATTN: STRBE-VF, Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060-5606.
The federal and military specifications, their associated Qualified Products Listing (QPL), and Federal Test Methods mentioned in this handbook are available from:
Standardization Documents Order Desk Building 4D 700 Robbins Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094
Requests must identify each document or test procedure by symbol and title.
The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) publications mentioned in this handbook are part of the SAE Handbook which is published annually. The specific SAE Information Reports are revised annually to reflect new requirements, revisions, and other changes. Requests for copies of the SAE Handbook or SAE Recommended Practice/Information Reports J183, J312, J313, or J313 should be sent to:
Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc. 400 Commonwealth Drive Warrendale, PA 15096.
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) methods and procedures are published annually. Request for these documents should be sent to:
American Society for Testing and Materials 1916 Race Street Philadelphia PA 19103.