Accession Number : AD0672036

Title :   CONFERENCE ON FIRE SAFETY MEASURES FOR AIRCRAFT FUEL SYSTEMS: REPORT OF CONFERENCE, DECEMBER 11-12, 1967.

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 164

Abstract : Aircraft fuels, by reason of the requirement for burning properly in the propulsion units, presents some inherent hazards when handled, stored, and transported through the fuel system. Current safety standards and industry practices are cognizant of these hazards and include specific safeguards against them. Nevertheless, accidents have occurred involving fuel systems. The FAA believes it is timely to consider the feasibility and justification for possible improvements in protective means. The conference provided a needed review and discussion of this subject. It was clear that there was no disagreement with the desirability of eliminating hazards arising from the existance of ignitable fuel/air mixtures within a fuel system. However, discussion of possible protective systems revealed extensive differences of opinion about the feasibility and justification for adopting specific means. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUEL SYSTEMS, *FIRE SAFETY), (*AVIATION FUELS, FIRE SAFETY), AVIATION SAFETY, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT FIRES, IGNITION, STATIC DISCHARGERS, FUEL TANKS, AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Safety Engineering
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE