Accession Number:

AD0857651

Title:

Long-Term Storability of Propellant Tankage and Components

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept. Jan 1967-Mar 1969

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDSAFB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

A representative number of liquid propellant tankage metals, fabricated by typical production methods of forming and welding and subjected to the same degree of inspection and quality control documentation as production tankage, have been evaluated in storage testing for nearly 2 years. A number of leaks have been investigated in all three types of tankage metals-aluminum, steel, and titanium. In general, the failures have been attributed more to quality of fabrication, welding in particular, than to the metals themselves.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics
  • Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE