Fuels & Lubricants Technology

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The U.S. Army TARDEC Fuels and Lubricants Research Facility (TFLRF) has been operated by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) since 1957. TFLRF functions as an extension of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), Force Projection Technology Business Area in Warren, Michigan. TFLRF is augmented by SwRI's diverse staff and modern facilities. TFLRF conducts fuels and lubricants research for the Army, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, other government agencies such as DARPA, and commercial clients. The capabilities of TFLRF range from fundamental investigations to field validation testing and rapid response problem solving.

Gary Bessee, Director

Fuels & Lubricants Technology Technical Strengths

Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology
Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 11 technical divisions.