Accession Number : ADA141207

Title :   Development and Fabrication of Collapsible Fuel Storage Drums for Arctic Use.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 80-Dec 83,


Personal Author(s) : Abbott,N J ; Erlandson,R E

PDF Url : ADA141207

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Materials research and end item development was conducted contractually to produce 500 gallon fuel storage drums capable of satisfying a need for serviceability at -60 F as components of the Arctic Forward Area Refueling Equipment (AFARE) system. A novel drum fabrication technique, combining the concepts of braided Kevlar fabric reinforcement and injection molding of a polyurethane elastomeric coating was employed to successfully produce two prototype drums. Failure of the drums during Arctic field testing was attributed to crystallization of the urethane coating elastomer after prolonged exposure below 0 F.

Descriptors :   *Fuel tanks, Arctic regions, Low temperature, Collapsible structures, Polyurethane resins, Fiber reinforced composites, Braids, Fabrication, Mandrels

Subject Categories : Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE