Accession Number:

ADA207292

Title:

Development of a Lightweight, High Strength, Collapsible Hose

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Oct 1984-Jun 1988

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

156.0

Abstract:

This report documents an exploratory development effort to produce a 6-inch diameter, lightweight, high strength, collapsible, layflat hose using aramid yarn as the hose reinforcing material. The design goals were to produce a hose with a 100,000-pound tensile strength and 1,800-psi burst pressure. The project had three phases 1 a feasibility study, 2 manufacturing trials with a 4-inch hose, and 3 the design and fabrication of 6-inch hose on the production line. The work failed to produce the desired hose primarily because of strength losses incurred in the aramid during the manufacturing process. However, the project did produce a relatively high performance polyester reinforced hose 47,000-pound tensile strength that may have applications for fuel transfer. Keywords Hose, Pipelines, Fuel hoses, fuel transfer, Kevlar, Aramid, POL, Conduits.

Subject Categories:

  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE