EXPERIMENT OF DAMAGE CONTROL MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR FLEET HANDLING OF PACKAGED LIQUID PROPELLANTS
Quarterly rept. no. 3, 1 Jan-31 Mar 1968
ALLIED CHEMICAL CORP MORRISTOWN NJ INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS DIV
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An investigation is being conducted to evaluate the compatibility of certain damage control materials and equipment with chlorine trifluoride CTF, a liquid propellant. The trace gas analyzer previously tested and approved for CTF service was calibrated for MHF-3 in the range of 0 to 20 ppm. The analyzer was calibrated under stable and shipboard-like conditions and produced protective responses. The prototype protective suit made of the neoprene-coated nylon cloth was received from the manufacturer, but was rejected because it did not comply with our specifications. Exposure tests were conducted on the skin of live rabbits with low concentrations of CTF. It was found that a 30 minute exposure of CTF even as dilute as 0.1 had an adverse effect on this skin.
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