Performance Evaluation of a High Density Polyurethane Shipping Container for the F-16 Emergency Power Unit Hydrazine Fuel Tank.
AIR FORCE PACKAGING EVALUATION AGENCY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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In support of ASDAEGT this Agency subjected a candidate prototype polyurethane 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 101 B. 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 compression loading, free fall drop tests ambient and low temperature, pneumatic pressure, and leak tests in accordance with Methods 5016, 5007, and 5009, respectively. These tests indicated the EPU fuel tank container will maintain a positive seal under 1.0 psig pressure and remain intact throughout environmental and transportation rough handling tests. The container did not meet the 25 G shock protection requirement. Author