Electrostatic spark ignition-source hazard in airplane crashes

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Report presenting an investigation of the hazard of igniting airplane crash fires by electrostatic sparks, which are generated when detached airplane parts fly through clouds of dust and fuel mist. Within the limits of variables studied, the rates with which airplane wreckage collected a charge were directly proportional to the rate at which clay dust or fuel mist was intercepted. Results regarding the experimental charging of airplane parts, electrostatic ignition hazard, and investigation of protective coating are provided.

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28 p. : ill.

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Busch, Arthur M. October 1953.

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  • Main Title: Electrostatic spark ignition-source hazard in airplane crashes
  • Series Title: NACA Technical Notes

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Report presenting an investigation of the hazard of igniting airplane crash fires by electrostatic sparks, which are generated when detached airplane parts fly through clouds of dust and fuel mist. Within the limits of variables studied, the rates with which airplane wreckage collected a charge were directly proportional to the rate at which clay dust or fuel mist was intercepted. Results regarding the experimental charging of airplane parts, electrostatic ignition hazard, and investigation of protective coating are provided.

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28 p. : ill.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R13111
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930083821 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TN-3026
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930083821
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc56967

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The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was a U.S. federal agency founded on March 3, 1915 to undertake, promote, and institutionalize aeronautical research. On October 1, 1958 the agency was dissolved, and its assets and personnel transferred to the newly created National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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  • October 1953

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Busch, Arthur M. Electrostatic spark ignition-source hazard in airplane crashes, report, October 1953; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc56967/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.