Accession Number : ADD002933

Title :   Flame Prevention System for Fuel Tank Fires.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bowman,Donald W ; Doetsch,Robert C ; Lemmer,Francis S ; Zobel,Edward C

Report Date : 06 Jan 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A device is needed to rapidly suppress gasoline fuel fires which are started as a result of the rupture of military vehicle fuel tanks by armor-piercing projectiles. The invention contemplates a fuel fire suppressing device in the form of two hollow panels pressurized with a fire suppressant substance, such as Halon 1301; the panels are located in the path that an enemy projectile would take during passage through the fuel tank. The opening formed in each panel by the projectile permits automatic discharge of the pressurized suppressant onto the fuel escaping from the tank.

Descriptors :   *Military vehicles, *Fuel tanks, *Fire protection, *Patents, Fire extinguishing agents, Fire suppression, Pressurization

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Combat Vehicles
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE