Accession Number:

ADD009020

Title:

Fire Suppression Bladder System for Fuel Tanks.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-04-21

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Military vehicles equipped with upright fuel tanks are subject to near-explosion type fires when enemy projectiles pass through the tank. It is herein proposed to provide a source of pressurized fire suppressant near the fuel tank. Discharge of suppressant toward the emergent fireball is controlled by a squib valve that is triggered to the open condition by a pressure-responsive sensor mounted on the tank the sensor responds to the shock wave generated by passage of the enemy projectile through the tank. Suppressant is directed toward the fireball by a bladder stretched across the inboard wall of the tank. Such a bladder advantageously has no metallic components that could fragment into dangerous lethal particles. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE