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Foam development for hypergolic propellant spill control

Foam development for hypergolic propellant spill control

summary engineering report

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Published by The Directorate in Los Angeles, Calif .
Written in English

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  • Liquid propellants -- Safety measures

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    StatementMSA Research Corporation ; prepared for Department of the Air Force, HQ Space Division/CFPE, Plans and Projects Directorate
    ContributionsMSA Research Corporation, United States. Dept. of the Air Force. Space Division. Plans and Projects Directorate
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 73 p. :
    Number of Pages73
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14649081M

    Hydrazine has been the standard baseline liquid monopropellant for space propulsion over many decades since replacing hydrogen peroxide. Hydrazine was preferred over peroxide due to its easier storability and higher performance. Like peroxide, hydrazine can be readily decomposed by passing it over a catalyst. For these advantages, hydrazine has a significant drawback: it is toxic (carcinogen. HYPERGOLIC PROPELLANTS GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, DESIGN OF, STANDARD FOR FOAM, POLYURETHANE Control For Propellant and Explosive Devices: STANDARD DESIGN AND OPERATIONAL CRITERIA OF CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT AREAS: MSFC FASTENER MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL PRACTICES: MSFC Tailoring Standard for the Global Drawing .

    There the propellants meet, react, and generate hot voluminous gases directed through a nozzle to make thrust. The start system, as with the monopropellant rockets, is a set of valves. The hypergolic propellants themselves take care of the rest. RP-1 (alternately, Rocket Propellant-1 or Refined Petroleum-1) is a highly refined form of kerosene outwardly similar to jet fuel, used as rocket -1 has a lower specific impulse than liquid hydrogen (LH 2), but is cheaper, stable at room temperature, far less of an explosion hazard, and far -1 is significantly more powerful than LH 2 by volume.

    The Rockets MEGA Bundle comes with THREE complete NO PREP units. That's over 43 days of lessons (27 files). Each lesson has a PowerPoint with embedded video clip links, illustrated Student Guided Notes, Teacher Notes, and Worksheet with Answers, Each . Many space craft with high total impulse requirements utilize Nitrogen Tetroxide (N 2 O 4) and Hydrazine (N 2 H 4) bipropellants because the higher delivered specific reduces the space craft launch weight and this propellants combination is hypergolic. If we obtain Nitrogen from asteroids, or import it from Earth, we can combine it with Oxygen.


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Get this from a library. Foam development for hypergolic propellant spill control: summary engineering report. [MSA Research Corporation.; United States. Department of the Air Force. Space Division. Plans and Projects Directorate.;]. "Summary Engineering Report on Foam Develop- ment for Hypergolic Propellant Spill Control", Contract FC to Air Force.

Evans City, Pennsylvania, 73 p. A Summary of NASA and USAF Hypergolic Propellant Related Spills and Fires B. Nufer System Engineer NASA Kennedy Space Center, Engineering Directorate, Fluids Division, Hypergolic and Hydraulic Systems Branch Mail Stop: NE-F5 Kennedy Space Center, FL Several unintentional hypergolic fluid related spills, fires, and explosions from the ApolloFile Size: 2MB.

William D. Manha, in Safety Design for Space Systems, Conclusions. Liquid propellant systems have been demonstrated to be developed, produced, and operated safely in spite of the tremendous potential for high explosive yield of the propellants.

It appears most engineering and design deficiencies are found during development and qualification testing, some of which can be. attitude control for the vehicle. [2] Mono-propellant thrusters are usually used only for low thrust systems such as satellite propulsion systems.

Bi-propellant systems use either hypergolic propellants or propellants that require a source of ignition. Hypergolic propellants usually are. A Summary of NASA and USAF Hypergolic Propellant Related to Spills and Fires by National Aeronautics and Administration,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

The development of a novel spill pillow for control of UDMH spills based on this work is also described. We wish to note that Lunn and Sansone earlier described the procedures for destruction of the hydrazines and NDMA.

8 These authors emphasize the advantages of reduction rather than oxidation for UDMH destruction to avoid producing. The foam should be applied as gently as possible to the flammable liquid surface.

The application rate for Protein foam solution on a hydrocarbon spill fire having low water solubility is gpm/sq. Protein foam, because of its stability, is relatively slow moving when used to. The hypergolic ignition behaviors of four newly synthesized ionic liquids with dicyanamide anion (ionic liquids 1 and 3) and cyanoborohydride anion (ionic liquids 2 and 4) were experimentally investigated.

The results showed that successful hypergolic ignition of both group ionic liquids were achieved with white fuming nitric acid and red fuming nitric acid.

In hypergolic propellants, hypergolicity is an extremely important parameter in evaluating fuels. In this study, a new family of hypergolic metal (Cu2+, Ni2+, Zn2+) complexes with B12H– were. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text.

The vacuum specific impulse, density vacuum specific impulse, and solid exhaust products were examined for several propellant formulations based on the pyrophoric material triethylaluminum (TEA) using CEA thermodynamics code. Evaluation of TEA neat and mixed with hydrocarbon fuels with LOX, N 2 O, N 2 O 4, liquefied air, and HNO3 were performed at stoichiometry.

The attached report is a compilation of all credible, unintentional hypergolic fluid related spills, fires, and explosions from the Apollo Program, the Space. Hypergolic implies spontaneuous combustion, so the activation energy should be around the available energy of the involved particles.

You make a fair point that by heating one element and then mixing you technically did not use an external ignition, but I believe this is somewhat a borderline case. Re: Hypergolic Propellants: The Handling Hazards and Lessons Learned from Use «Reply #4 on: 01/05/ pm» I remember seeming an old movie about JPL in the 's (when they were a JATO shop); there was a brief shot of the propellant-production shack, complete with red fumes emanating from the chimney.

Because of the hypergolic propellants involved, the entire missile exploded a few hours later, killing an Air Force airman, SrA David Livingston, and destroying the silo (, near Damascus, Arkansas). This was the same missile that had been in the silo during the deadly fire at siterefurbished and relocated after the incident.

This Air Force supplement to the basic EPA program was a preliminary evaluation of the potential of cooling and foam covers to mitigate the vapor hazard from hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide. Coolants exhibited some control over vapor release from the hypergolic fuels. Liquid nitrogen was the most effective material.

Until now, the only method of capturing the lessons learned from these incidents has been "word of mouth" or by studying each individual incident report.

The root causes and consequences of the incidents vary drastically; however, certain "themes" can be deduced and utilized for future hypergolic propellant.

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Full text of "Study to optimize gellant polymer-water systems for the control of hypergolic spills and fires".

A liquid-propellant rocket or liquid rocket utilizes a rocket engine that uses liquid s are desirable because their reasonably high density allows the volume of the propellant tanks to be relatively low, and it is possible to use lightweight centrifugal turbopumps to pump the propellant from the tanks into the combustion chamber, which means that the propellants can be kept.

The search for a practical, effective extinguishing agent for fires involving water-soluble amines has resulted in the development of a new type of foam. The authors report on tests which confirm the effectiveness of the new extinguishant.A hypergolic propellant is either of the two rocket propellants used in a hypergolic rocket engine, which spontaneously ignite when they come into contact.

The two propellants are usually termed the "fuel" and the "oxidizer". Although hypergolic propellants are difficult to handle, a hypergolic engine is easy to control and very reliable.by increasing the chamber volume available for Gelled Hypergolic Propellants.' combustion with a corresponding increase in engine weight-a consequence not acceptable to the AMVIPGM An integral aspect of the ISVE engine design is the STO or the FCS program.

performance characteristics of the fuel and oxidizer gels.