Accession Number:

ADA355165

Title:

A Review of the Flammability Hazard of Jet A Fuel Vapor in Civil Transport Aircraft Fuel Tanks.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

This report documents the findings of a Fuel Flammability Task Group made up of recognized fuel and combustion specialists investigating the flammability and explosiveness of fuel within an aircraft fuel tank. The task group reviewed all available reports on the subject and met and discussed the data with technical experts from Boeing Commercial Airplane Co., California Institute of Technology, and the National Transportation Safety Board. The scope of the report includes jet fuel definitions and specifications, jet fuel flammability data, influences of various factors on fuel flammability, and predictive analyses and models for flammability. The report discusses the impact of this knowledge on the needs for in-flight fuel fire prevention.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Safety Engineering
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE