Accession Number : AD0718875

Title :   Gas Bottles for Airborne Use. A Treatise Giving a Short History Leading to the Present Mintech Policy of Servicing and Testing Airborne Cylinders,

Corporate Author : MINISTRY OF TECHNOLOGY ORPINGTON (ENGLAND) TIL REPORTS CENTRE

Personal Author(s) : Featherstone,F.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The demand for pressurized oxygen, air, nitrogen and most compressible gases has highlighted the need for containers which will be safe under all conditions. The most popular form of container used in aircraft is a solid drawn steel cylinder which has been on the market for about fifty years. Cylinders which are approved for airborne use must pass severe tests. Briefly these tests demand that the cylinders pass an approved pressure cycling test, climatic test, bursting test and a drop test. In addition, if the expendable energy of the cylinder is in excess of 66,000 ft. lb. it must pass a firing test which simulates the effect of a fully charged bottle being hit by the fragment of a 20 mm HE shell. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS CYLINDERS, AIRBORNE), AIRBORNE, DESIGN, TEST METHODS, MANUFACTURING, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, CODING, STEEL, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE