Accession Number : ADD006250

Title :   Fragment Prevention Screen for Explodable Fire Suppressant Panels.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mikaila,Joseph J

Report Date : 02 Jan 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A military vehicle is equipped with a hollow panel containing a fire suppressant, the panel being located directly inboard from one of the vehicle fuel tanks, whereby enemy projectiles fired into the tank also penetrate the panel. Fire suppressant sprays out of the hole formed by the projectile, thereby preventing formation of or extinguishing a potential fireball within the vehicle before it can grow into a massive holocaust of lethal proportions. A foraminous screen is positioned on the inboard face of the panel to prevent the panel from fragmenting as the suppressant enlarges the hole formed by the projectile. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Screens(Woven materials), *Fire extinguishers, *Fuel tanks, Panels, Pressure vessels, Fire extinguishing agents, Gases, Ammunition damage, Fragmentation, Prevention

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE