Accession Number : ADA334609

Title :   Elastomeric Tank Life Extension Studies - Part II

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Mar 90-Jun 97

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TXTARDEC FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY

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

PDF Url : ADA334609

Report Date : JAN 1998

Pagination or Media Count : 94

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

Descriptors :   *ELASTOMERS, *FUEL TANKS, *NITRILES, TEST AND EVALUATION, FABRICS, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, TURBINES, POLYURETHANE RESINS, DIESEL FUELS, SUBTROPICAL REGIONS.

Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE