Accession Number:

AD0836769

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF A HAZARDOUS VAPOR DETECTION SYSTEM FOR ADVANCED AIRCRAFT

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PANAMETRICS INC WALTHAM MA

Report Date:

1968-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

This report covers two separate and distinct efforts associated with the evaluation of hazardous vapors aboard advanced aircraft. Part I is concerned with an experimental evaluation of prototype instruments based on a catalytic oxidation technique for the detection of hydrocarbon vapors aboard advanced aircraft. Two hydrocarbon vapor probes were placed in the engine compartments of a JT-12 engine housed in a wind tunnel. The response of the probes to controlled leakages of JP-4 fuel under varying engine operating conditions was ascertained. Part II is concerned with the detection of oxygen in the ullage space of fuel tanks aboard advanced aircraft. Sensitivities adequate to cover the oxygen concentration range of interest 0.5 - 40.0 O2vv were attained at a sensor operating temperature of 600F. The response of the sensor to oxygen was independent of JP-6 vapor concentration. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE