Analysis of Liquid Propellant Exposed to Elastomeric Materials
Memorandum rept. Sep 1988-Apr 1989
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The Army is investigating use of LP in large and medium caliber guns. The propellant of primary interest is LPG 1846 consisting of hydroxylammonium nitrate, triethanolammonium nitrate and water. One of the concerns with fielding a liquid propellant system is compatibility with materials used for storage, transfer and handling. The Belvoir Research Development and Engineering Center undertook and investigation on the compatibility of elastomers with LPG 1846. The propellant was collected after exposure to the materials and sent to the Ballistic Research Laboratory for analysis. It was analyzed for a change in fuel and oxidizer content. This report is a compilation of the analysis. Keywords Liquid Propellant Hydroxylammonium nitrate Trienthanolammonium nitrate Compatibility Elastomer.
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