Development of High Temperature Fire and Explosive Suppression Systems.
Final rept. 1 Jul 68-21 Nov 69,
FENWAL INC ASHLAND MA
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A program was conducted to develop and evaluate an aircraft chemical extinguishant fire and explosion suppression system for use in high ambient temperature areas of aircraft. System performance was investigated in simulated aircraft fuel tanks of 100, 500 and 1000 gallons capacity. The combustibles used to create the fires and explosions were JP-4 and JP-5 fuels. The ignition sources utilized were small arms ammunition and electric sparks. Suppression system components have been subjected to qualification tests. A functioning system was subjected to a fuel slosh test and agent distribution test in a 67 gallon cylindrical tank. The system developed can substantially reduce the explosion hazard potential associated with the penetration of incendiary projectiles into the flammable ullage volume of aircraft fuel tanks. Author
- Containers and Packaging
- Safety Engineering