Accession Number : AD0163731

Title :   Variable Level Coagulant Reservoir for Self-Sealing Fuel Tanks.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Merritt,Elmer V.

Report Date : 08 JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The patent describes an aircraft fuel tank of the self-sealing type wherein a coagulant reservoir is located near the floor of the tank. The reservoir is in fluid communication with the space between the tank walls and the weight of the fuel pressurizes the reservoir to force the coagulant to approximately the same level in the space as the fuel in the tank which results in sealing when the walls are penetrated below coagulant level and no less thereof when the walls are penetrated above the level.

Descriptors :   (*FUEL TANKS, *PATENTS), (*AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, FUEL TANKS), SEALING COMPOUNDS, COAGULATION, JET ENGINE FUELS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE