AFAPL Aircraft Fire Test Program with FAA from 1967 to 1970
Final rept. 3 Apr 1967-30 Sep 1970
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ
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A number of aircraft propulsion and fuel system fire protection test programs were conducted. NARMCO prototype Fibercell Overheat Detector, the Panametrics Inc. Prototype Hazardous Vapor Detector and a McGraw-Edison Co. Ultra-Violet Fire Detection System underwent limited evaluation in a Jet powerplant fire test enviornment. The Walter Kidde and Company, Inc. pyrotechnic generated gas discharge fire extinguishing agent container, and the E. W. Bliss Co. high-expansion foambromotri-fluoromethane extinguishing agent combination fire extinguishing system were evaluated in a simulated aircraft powerplant nacelle. Fire resistance tests in a standard 2000F flame-test environment were conducted on specific stainless-steel tubing as well as various size stainless- steel tubing assemblies with several combinations of stainless steel and aluminum connectors nuts, sleeves, and unions. Evaluation of a Fenwal Explosion Suppression System for an aircraft fuel tank was conducted. An investigation of the vulnerability of JP-4 and JP-8 fuel, contained in a fuel tank, to ignition by incendiary gunfire was also made.
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