Accession Number:

ADA014093

Title:

Design Guidelines for Pressure Relief - Flame Deflectors for Inboard/Outdrive Recreational Boats.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

WYLE LABS HUNTSVILLE ALA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

It is in the interests of boating safety to reduce the severity of the hazards of fires and explosions of gasoline fuels on inboard boats. Experiments have shown that it is feasible to relieve the pressures of explosions of gasoline vapors in engine compartments by installing pressure relief valves. By proper location and orientation of the pressure relief valves it is also feasible to direct attendent flames away from occupants of a boat and, thereby, reduce the severity of the hazard of the explosions. Specific recommendations are contained in the report for proper installation of these valves in the engine compartments of inboardoutdrive boats. These recommendations are based on data from over 100 explosions created in various models and in several actual test boat installations.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Marine Engineering
  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE