Accession Number:

ADA014091

Title:

Determination of Relief Vent Areas Required to Control Gasoline Explosions in Certain Boat Engine Compartments

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

WYLE LABS HUNTSVILLE AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

The work was performed to acquire necessary data to prepare a Design Guideline for pressure relief-flame deflectors installation in recreational boats of the inboard-stern drive type. Previous work had determined the feasibility of such pressure relief valves. A model was constructed and carefully controlled explosion created with the simulated engine compartment over a range of explosion levels and with different compartment volumes and different area pressure relief values. The overpressures within the model were recorded for the various conditions using a unique acoustic vapor level detection system.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE