Accession Number : ADA137503

Title :   Electrostatic Safety with Explosion Suppressant Foams.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 80-Sep 82,

Corporate Author : BOEING MILITARY AIRPLANE CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s) : Grenich,A F ; Tolle,F F

PDF Url : ADA137503

Report Date : Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 171

Abstract : Studies were made of the accumulation of electrostatic charges and subsequent discharges in aircraft fuel systems using explosion suppressant foams. The studies included a fuel system survey, small scale experiments, and fuel inlet nozzle designs. The results were used to develop guidelines for minimizing electrostatic hazards in aircraft fuel systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fire hazards, *Electrostatic charge, *Fuel tanks, *Foam, Dielectric properties, Explosions, Suppression, Jet engine fuels, Refueling, Expanded plastics, Polyurethane resins, Fuel nozzles, Inlets, Filling, Rates, Fuel sprays, Polyester plastics, Polyethers, Composite materials, Fuel additives, Electric discharges, Sparks, Fuel systems, Aircraft fires, Aviation safety

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Plastics
      Safety Engineering
      Combustion and Ignition
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE