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
      Plastics
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE