Accession Number : ADA000939


Title :   Catalytic Reactor for Inerting of Aircraft Fuel Tanks


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 1971-Jun 1974


Corporate Author : AIRESEARCH MFG CO TORRANCE CA


Personal Author(s) : McDonald, George H ; Rousseau, J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a000939.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1974


Pagination or Media Count : 117


Abstract : The program, Catalytic Reactor for Inerting of Aircraft Fuel Tanks, was concerned with the development of a prototype catalytic reactor for the generation of inert gases through jet fuel combustion in engine bleed air. Successful operation of a flight-configured unit was achieved at very high effectiveness. Inert gas oxygen concentrations below 1 percent were achieved repeatedly. Design data were generated related to reactor performance under various operating conditions and also related to thermal and mechanical design of the unit. Corrosion testing of aircraft fuel tank construction materials including metals, coatings, and sealants was conducted. These materials were evaluated in terms of resistance to corrosion by SO2 formed in the fuel oxidation reactor. A complete fuel tank inerting system was synthesized.


Descriptors :   *CATALYSTS , *FUEL TANKS , *INERT MATERIALS , *DEOXYGENATION , CORROSION , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , JET ENGINE FUELS , AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT , FABRICATION , COMBUSTION


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE