Accession Number:

ADA018353

Title:

Explosion Proofing H-53 Range Extension Fuel Tank.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIR VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-11-11

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A kit composed of polyurethane reticulated foam, MIL-B-83054, which provides protection against internal explosions from unknown sources that have occurred in the H-53 range extension fuel tanks was devised and tested. Results of tests indicate that the kit arrests an explosion or fire initiated within the tank. A loss of 8.7 of the usable fuel and a gain of 79.5 pounds are attributed to installation of the foam. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Plastics
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE