Accession Number : AD0763370

Title :   Vacuum Pump Explosion Study.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR ENGINEERING CENTER PHILADELPHIA PA GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Weikel,Thomas Dale ; Yuen,H. H.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : An investigation was made into explosions and backfires occurring in vacuum pumps used on Navy oxygen component test stands. Research and testing uncovered several fire and toxicity hazards on these pumps which carry gaseous oxygen flows. Corrective recommendations are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VACUUM PUMPS, EXPLOSIONS), LIQUEFIED GASES, OXYGEN, LUBRICANTS, TOXICITY, VISCOSITY, SAFETY

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE