Long-Term Storability of Propellant Tankage and Components
Interim technical rept. Jan 1967-Mar 1969
AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDSAFB CA
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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.
- Liquid Rocket Propellants