Accession Number : ADA136617
Title : Development of Fuel Hose for Use in the Arctic.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 80-Dec 83,
Corporate Author : ALBANY INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CO DEDHAM MA
Personal Author(s) : Abbott,N J ; Erlandson,R E
Report Date : Dec 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 29
Abstract : Materials research and end item development was conducted contractually to produce 2, 4, and 6 inch suction and discharge fuel hose capable of satisfying a need for service at -60 F as components of Arctic Refueling Systems. Hose fabricated from DuPont Adiprene CM millable urethane was subjected to in-service testing at Fort Greely, AK, and judged acceptable for use to -40 F. The previous serviceability limit had been -25 F. Attempts to fabricate similar hoses from fluorosilicone elastomers were unsuccessful due to problems in processing and end item integrity.
Descriptors : *Fuel hoses , *Arctic regions , *Polyurethane resins , Refueling , Cold weather operations , Cold weather tests , Elastomers , Silicones , Fluorine compounds , Performance(Engineering)
Subject Categories : Plastics
Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE