Fuel bladder material

  • 30-Jun-2008 09:10 EDT
GKN Aerospace.jpg

 

A single-skin flexible fuel bladder material from GKN Aerospace offers crash resistance and puncture tolerance. The product was developed as part of an initiative to reduce and remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from fuel tank manufacturing processes. The material is manufactured from a thermoplastic polymer rather than traditional nitrile rubber and incorporates the crash resistant textile within it. It also contains an integrated fuel barrier to provide the same level of fuel tolerance exhibited by traditional tanks. This means the crash resistant layer is not applied using adhesives and no final lacquer coating is required, significantly reducing VOC solvent use.

Author:
Sector:
Topic:
Mentions:
Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
5.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2016-12-20
Researchers from Iowa State University are expanding fundamental materials studies into research and development of new, all-solid-state technology for batteries.
2017-02-20
Researchers from Purdue University are studying the fundamental mechanisms behind a method that uses electrical fields to enhance ceramics-sintering processing, which could aid R&D of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells. The research also could shed light on a phenomenon called electromigration, which can affect the performance of electronic devices.
2017-01-03
NRL scientists have demonstrated metallic spin filtering at room temperature using ferromagnet-graphene-ferromagnet thin film junction devices.
2016-12-20
Industrial aluminum slabs are typically produced by blending small amounts of copper or manganese in a reservoir of molten aluminum that is rapidly cooled, a process known as direct-chill casting. Variations in the way these elements solidify can yield uneven results that weaken the final product.

Related Items

Training / Education
2013-02-20
Training / Education
2013-04-09
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2014-04-20
Training / Education
2013-04-09
Book
2012-11-01
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2010-10-25