Accession Number:

AD0767600

Title:

Requirements for Explosion-Proof Electrical Equipment in Air Force Hangars

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jun 1971-Jul 1972

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Report Date:

1973-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

127.0

Abstract:

The objective of the research effort was to determine if current requirements for explosion-proof equipment in USAF hangars are more stringent than necessary, and thereby result in unnecessary expense in meeting such requirements. Experiments and tests conducted, both in actual USAF hangars and in the laboratory, indicated that the vapor explosibility hazard from leaks and fuel spills is lower than generally believed. The results of the study indicate that hazardous zone definitions in existing codes could be relaxed without compromising safety.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE