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PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED DURING INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF A STORABLE PROPELLANT FACILITY FOR TESTING OF TITAN II COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS
WYLE LABS EL SEGUNDO CA
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The design and operation of a storable propellants test facility utilizing N2O4 and the Titan II UDMH-N2H4 fuel blend as the fluid media are discussed. Two 6,000-gal stainless steel tanks provided fuel blend storage and similar tanks to store the N2O4. The blending system consisted of a 6,000-gal tank, two 260-gpm pumps for recirculation, and a high turbulence blender. The toxicity of the storable propellants necessitated the inclusion of aspirators, N purge connections, liquid drain valves and isolation valves to facilitate removal of components from the test sections. Similar precautions were provided for component removal from the fuel and oxidizer systems. Waste propellant liquid and vapor neutralization, material compatibility, contamination, leakage, lubricants, seals, and materials are discussed.
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