Accession Number : AD0880196

Title :   CLF5 Storability Test Article.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16 Feb 70-15 Feb 71,

Corporate Author : MARTIN MARIETTA AEROSPACE DENVER CO

Personal Author(s) : Caudill, Charles L. ; Kirlin, Ronald L.

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : This report summarizes the work performed in designing, fabricating, and testing small-scale storable propellant tanks. The design incorporates full-scale missile tank features and typical weld stresses. Fabrication and test procedures are based on simulated production tooling and on actual procedures used in the manufacture of production tankage. The tank designs are based on four different alloys. Five tanks were produced from each alloy. The alloys were: 7039 aluminum alloy; 2021 aluminum alloy; Inconel 718 corrosion resistant alloy; and A-286 corrosion resistant alloy. The tanks will be filled with CLF5 at the Rocket Propulsion Laboratory and stored in the RPL Storability Test facility.

Descriptors :   *STORAGE TANKS), (*PROPELLANT TANKS, MANUFACTURING), (*STORABLE ROCKET PROPELLANTS, WELDING, PROPELLANT TANKS, COMPATIBILITY, CLEANING, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, LIQUID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, CHLORINE COMPOUNDS, FLUORIDES.

Subject Categories : Fabrication Metallurgy
      Containers and Packaging
      Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE