Accession Number:

ADA055717

Title:

Performance Evaluation of a Polyethylene Foam Shipping Container for the F-16 Emergency Power Unit Hydrazine Fuel tank,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE PACKAGING EVALUATION AGENCY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

In support of ASDAEGT, this Agency subjected a prototype polyethylene foam container for the F-16 Emergency Power Unit EPU hydrazine fuel tank, to a series of performance tests in accordance with Federal Test Method Standard 101B. The objective of these tests was to determine if the prototype container would protect the EPU fuel tank from mechanical damage and maintain a vapor seal. i.e., a minimum 1.0 psig pressure during all phases of testing. The container was subjected to repetitive shock and vibration, compression loading, free fall drop ambient and low temperature, and leak tests. These tests indicate the EPU container will maintain the 25 G shock protection level required during all phases of transportation. However, the container gasket seal failed to maintain the prescribed pressure during all phases of testing. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE