Accession Number : ADA192443

Title :   LACV-30 (Lighter, Air Cushion Vehicle, 30-Ton) Fuel Lines.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY BELVOIR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Yescavage, James A ; Ives, Jonathan D

PDF Url : ADA192443

Report Date : Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This technical report presents Belvoir RD&E Center analysis and recommendations for replacing the Lighter, Air Cushion Vehicle, 30-Ton (LACV-30) aluminum fuel line system with rubber hose. The original system was prone to corrosion and fuel leakage and had an expensive, sole-sourced replacement. Tests performed on rubber hose included salt spray, abrasion, and cold temperature resistance; fuel compatability (JP-4, 2 diesel fuel); and properties such as tensile strength, elongation, volume swell, specific gravity, peel adhesion. The new system and its hardware (low pressure SAE 30 R7 rubber hose and 6061 aluminum fittings) have the following advantages: increased durability, reduced down and installation times, improved safety, cost effectiveness, field repairable, and no need for special tools or skills.

Descriptors :   *AIR CUSHION VEHICLES, *FUEL LINES, *FUEL SYSTEMS, ABRASION, ADHESION, ALUMINUM, COMPATIBILITY, CORROSION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ELONGATION, FUELS, HOSES, LOW PRESSURE, PEEL STRENGTH, RUBBER, SPECIFIC GRAVITY, TENSILE STRENGTH, THERMAL RESISTANCE, TOOLS, SALT SPRAY TESTS, CORROSION INHIBITION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), PITTING, COST EFFECTIVENESS, OPERATIONAL READINESS

Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles
      Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE