Accession Number : ADA307109

Title :   The Feasibility of Using Fiber Glass Reinforced Plastics to Fabricate Petroleum Fuel Tanks.

Corporate Author : QUARTERMASTER RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMMAND NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Stose, Harold F.

PDF Url : ADA307109

Report Date : JAN 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : An investigation was conducted to determine the feasibility of using fiber glass reinforced plastics for the fabrication of 6OO-gallon fuel tanks. Such tanks would be transportable by truck and used to carry aviation fuels, motor fuels, or JP-4 jet fuels. Metal tanks of 600-gallon capacity have been built. The investigation included (a) laboratory determinations of the solvent resistance of recommended reinforced plastic materials and (b) a survey of material suppliers, reinforced plastic fabricators, and other government laboratories to review prior work in this and related fields and design problems which would be encountered.

Descriptors :   *FUEL TANKS, *PLASTICS, *GLASS REINFORCED PLASTICS, METALS, FIBERGLASS, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, SOLVENTS, TANKS(CONTAINERS), AVIATION FUELS, JET ENGINE FUELS, SYNTHETIC RUBBER, REINFORCED PLASTICS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Plastics
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE