Accession Number : AD0853669

Title :   Study of Flammability Limits of Oxygen Contaminated Helium for Pressurization of Systems Containing RP-1 Fuel,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Stanton, B. P.

Report Date : 02 AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Missile damage has been caused in field test sites from explosions within portions of the fuel system. The possibility that some of these explosions could have been caused by the reaction of RP-1 fuel and air-contaminated helium was investigated. Results are presented in this report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIQUID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, FUEL CONTAMINATION), (*FUEL CONTAMINATION, FLAMMABILITY), PROPELLANT TANKS, SIMULATION, LIQUID ROCKET OXIDIZERS, LIQUID ROCKET FUELS, HELIUM, OXYGEN, COMBUSTION, TEST METHODS.

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE