FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION OF PETROLEUM LABORATORY SUPPORT SYSTEMS - continued.
Submersible Pump (Sump Pump). The sump pump is constructed of high-impact, corrosion-resistant plastic
with a built-in carrying handle. A screened inlet prevents large solids from entering the pump. It operates on I IOV,
60 Hz, single-phase power supplied from A1CB14 located in MAIN POWER PANEL NO. 1. It pumps waste water
from the drain tank to the forward deck drain.
FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION OF PETROLEUM LABORATORY UNIQUE EQUIPMENT.
The following paragraphs describe some of the equipment mounted or stored within the Petroleum Laboratory. For
equipment not described in these paragraphs, refer to the appropriate equipment manual.
Jet Fuel Thermal Oxidation Tester. The JFTOT is designed to fulfill the test requirements of ASTM test D-
3241. It operates on 110V, 60 Hz, single-phase power supplied by AICB3 located in the MAIN POWER PANEL. It
consists of a closed loop fuel system with a heater tube section, test filter and associated equipment for controlling
and measuring the heater tube temperature. It uses water for bus connector and fuel cooling, and nitrogen to
pressurize the fuel system.
Oxidation Stability Bath. The oxidation stability bath is designed to accomplish the requirements of ASTM
tests D-525 and D-873. It is mounted on the curbside countertop. It operates on 110V, 60Hz, single-phase power
supplied by AICB15 located in the MAIN POWER PANEL. It consists of an electrically heated oxidation bath with a
two-bomb capacity and a three-heat switch. It is provided with a condenser to reduce evaporation of the bath water
and two stainless steel bombs for conducting tests.
Pressure Recording Gage. The pressure recording gage is used to perform ASTM tests D-525 and D-873. It is
mounted on the wall adjacent to the oxidation stability bath. It is a two-pen-type recording gage with clock
mechanism. It has a range of from 0 to 200 pounds (90.8 Kg/sq cm) in 2-pound divisions (.9 Kg/sq cm) recording
charts and an ink set. One complete revolution around the circular chart is equivalent to 24 hours. The recording
pressure gage is used to provide a continuous record of test results of the bombs under test in the oxidation stability
Reid Vapor Testing Bath. The RVP bath is designed for ASTM tests D-323 and D-1267. It is mounted on the
curbside countertop. It operates on 110V, 60Hz, single-phase power supplied by A1CB16 located in MAIN POWER
PANEL. It consists of the bath, a rack with a 3-bomb capacity, a 1/30-hp motor and stirrer, a thermometer, an
immersion heater, a thermoregulator. It is provided with bombs for testing that are stored in a rack on the wall
adjacent to the RVP bath and pressure gages which hang in brackets above the bomb rack.
Manometer. The manometer is mounted on the laboratory curbside wall, above the RVP bomb bath. The
manometer provides the basic standard of pressure measurement. It is used in the laboratory to calibrate the RVP
gages. It consists of a glass column supported within a frame and connected at the bottom by a U-shaped tube to
the manometer fluid reservoir. It has