The Universal Fuel at Sea: Replacing F-76 with JP-5
Sermarini, Joseph T.
Yost, David S.
Minott, Rodney K.
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This research investigates the feasibility, benefits, impacts and costs of replacing F-76 with JP-5 and adopting JP-5 as the single "universal fuel at sea". Joint Publication 4-03, Joint Bulk Petroleum Doctrine states, "Department of Defense components should minimize the number of bulk petroleum products that must be stocked and distributed". DoD currently stores and distributes two fuels, F-76 and JP-5, for shipboard use. As the universal fuel at sea JP-5 would replace F-76. All shipboard systems, including boilers, turbine engines and diesel engines that currently operate with F-76 should operate satisfactorily with JP-5. Adopting JP-5 as the single fuel stocked and distributed for shipboard use would simplify logistics support, maximize flexibility, and enhance the readiness and sustainability of U.S. forces at sea