Accession Number : ADA313147

Title :   Coated-Fabric Tank Life Extension Studies.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX TARDEC FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH F ACILITY

Personal Author(s) : Fodor, G. E.

PDF Url : ADA313147

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : Time-dependent performances of three polyurethane types, an epicMorohydrin, and a nitrile-based coated-fabric collapsible fuel tank were evaluated under outdoor exposure conditions. These five products were filled with (a) a referee grade diesel fuel and (b) a W-5/W-8 ST special test turbine fuel. Data obtained from the fuel-filled tanks were compared to those of empty, fuel-free products. Results indicated that all examined polyurethane tanks were substantially inferior to those fabricated from an epichlorohydrin or a nitrile product, with the latter coated-fabric material being the superior one.

Descriptors :   *ELASTOMERS, *FUEL TANKS, TEST AND EVALUATION, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), TURBINES, POLYURETHANE RESINS, NITRILES, DIESEL FUELS, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), OUTDOOR.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Elastomers and Rubber
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE