Static Charge in Aircraft Fuel Tanks.
Final technical rept. 1 Jul 77-30 Sep 79,
SOUTHAMPTON UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM) DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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This program investigates electrostatic hazards associated with aircraft fueling. The tribo electric phenomena of reticulated polyurethane foam charging was examined using JP-4. An attempt was made to understand the basic electrostatic phenomena involved when fuel is pumped into aircraft fuel tanks containing reticulated, polyurethane foam. The investigation also involved the development and study of alternative foam materials having enhanced electrical and charge dissipation characteristics as a means of eliminating the electrostatic hazards during refueling. Author
- Military Aircraft Operations