Accession Number:

AD0777898

Title:

Gross Voided Flame Arresters for Fuel Tank Explosion Protection

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May 1972-30 Oct 1973

Corporate Author:

BOEING AEROSPACE CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

522.0

Abstract:

New materials are investigated for use as flame arresters within gross voided aircraft fuel tankages with the aim of reducing present weight penalties. Ignition source was found significant and includes a spark, incidiary igniter, and .50 caliber API GUNFIRE. From an initial selection of forty materials, five were ultimately utilized for full-scale tests within simulated fuselage and wing tankages in various void configurations. It was concluded that fuel tank voiding up to and exceeding 80 is attainable within certain tankage configurations and with specific arrester materials.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE