Fuels and Lubricants Laboratory (FLL)


FLC Region

Security Lab



6501 E. Eleven Mile Rd.
Warren, MI 48091
United States


Serve as the DoD responsible agent for all ground fuels and lubricants specifications: AR 70-12 – Fuels and Lubricants Standardization Policy for Equipment Design, Operation, and Logistic Support

The Ground Vehicle Systems Center Fuels and POL Labs comprise 7,075 square feet with an additional 1,600 square feet of space for POL storage. FLL’s capabilities span from specification and qualification testing, to investigation of field failures or hardware issues, and experimental research in tribology, nanotechnology, corrosion, and fuel efficiency improvement of products. Testing capabilities cover necessary powertrain products for ground vehicles and equipment, including coolants, hydraulic fluids, and other fluids & solvents.

Capabilities include:
- Combustion and Volatility
- Physical Properties
- Elemental Properties
- Stability and Cleanliness
- Flow/Rheology
- Tribology
- Elastomer Compatibility
- Corrosion Prevention
- Ancillary Equipment

ISO 17025 Accreditation
Accredited to perform 45 ASTM test methods on fuel and oil.

- Independent government analysis, testing and interpretation of results.
- Government and industry interface.
- Prompt testing supports in-house TARDEC projects, especially in conjunction with GSPEL testing.
- Historical background on products.
- Development of custom products and associated specifications and documentation for procurement.


We tackle those unique challenges facing ground system performance fluids to keep the U.S. military in motion anytime, anywhere.

To be DOD’s premier choice in technological development and cutting edge research of performance fluids and material interactions in ground systems.

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