Accession Number : ADA018353
Title : Explosion Proofing H-53 Range Extension Fuel Tank.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DEPT
Personal Author(s) : Simkins,Albert E.
Report Date : 11 NOV 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 27
Abstract : A kit composed of polyurethane reticulated foam, MIL-B-83054, which provides protection against internal explosions from unknown sources that have occurred in the H-53 range extension fuel tanks was devised and tested. Results of tests indicate that the kit arrests an explosion or fire initiated within the tank. A loss of 8.7% of the usable fuel and a gain of 79.5 pounds are attributed to installation of the foam. (Author)
Descriptors : *Fuel tanks, *Explosions, *Modification kits, *Foam, Helicopters, Naval research, Hazards, Static electricity, Voltage, Polyurethane resins, Protection, Suppression, Installation, Internal
Subject Categories : Helicopters
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE