Long-Term Storage Testing of Propellant Tankage
Technical rept. for period ending Jun 1972
AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDSAFB CA
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The report concerns research on the performance of storable liquid system components and tankage under severe conditions of relative humidity and temperature. A variety of system components and tankage materials is being evaluated for long-term storability with liquid rocket fuels and oxidizers. Storage conditions are 85F temperature and 85 percent relative humidity for oxidizer systems, and 65F to 165F temperature and uncontrolled humidity for fuel systems. The propellants under test are N2O4, ClF5, N2H4, and MHF-5. Tankage materials under test are various alloys of aluminum, steel, and titanium. Tankage is joined by automatic and manual TIG, EB and solid-state bonding techniques. The results of almost four years of testing are presented.
- Properties of Metals and Alloys
- Rocket Propellants