Accession Number : ADA136617

Title :   Development of Fuel Hose for Use in the Arctic.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 80-Dec 83,


Personal Author(s) : Abbott,N J ; Erlandson,R E

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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