Accession Number : ADD009020

Title :   Fire Suppression Bladder System for Fuel Tanks.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Monte,Anthony J

Report Date : 21 Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Military vehicles equipped with upright fuel tanks are subject to near-explosion type fires when enemy projectiles pass through the tank. It is herein proposed to provide a source of pressurized fire suppressant near the fuel tank. Discharge of suppressant toward the emergent fireball is controlled by a squib valve that is triggered to the open condition by a pressure-responsive sensor mounted on the tank; the sensor responds to the shock wave generated by passage of the enemy projectile through the tank. Suppressant is directed toward the fireball by a bladder stretched across the inboard wall of the tank. Such a bladder advantageously has no metallic components that could fragment into dangerous lethal particles. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Fuel tanks, *Bladders, *Fire suppression, Walls, Metals, Parts, Fire resistant materials, Inventions, Pressurization, Impact tests, Particles, Projectiles, Nuclear fireball, Military vehicles, Lethality, Fragments

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE