Accession Number : AD0780052

Title :   Hose Chafe Guard Tests.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AIR MOBILITY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB FORT EUSTIS VA EUSTIS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Artis,Donald R. , Jr

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The report presents the results of a series of tests conducted to determine the operational suitability of using nylon 6/6 spiral cut tubing (coil) as a hose chafe guard on Army helicopters. These tests were part of a follow-on effort recommended in USAAMRDL Technical Report 72-1. The test effort was divided into five areas: Coil back-off tests; flight tests; temperature/wear tests; fluid compatibility tests; and ozone, aging, and fungus investigations. Test results and material investigation indicated that nylon 6/6 spiral cut tubing is a good hose chafe guard for the temperature band from -65 degrees to 225 degrees F, and it is recommended for retrofit to Army helicopters where temperatures do not exceed those bounds. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HELICOPTERS, *HOSES, ABRASION, HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, PROTECTIVE COATINGS, PROTECTIVE COVERINGS, BRAIDS, SHIELDING, WEAR RESISTANCE

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE