DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR PRESSURE RELIEF - FLAME DEFLECTORS FOR INBOARD/OUTDRIVE RECREATIONAL BOATS

It is in the interests of boating safety to reduce the severity of the hazards of fires and explosions of gasoline fuels on inboard boats. Experiments have shown that it is feasible to relieve the pressures of explosions of gasoline vapors in engine compartments by installing pressure relief valves. By proper location and orientation of the pressure relief valves it is also feasible to direct attendent flames away from occupants of a boat and, thereby, reduce the severity of the hazard of the explosions. Specific recommendations are contained in the report for proper installation of these valves in the engine compartments of inboard/outdrive boats. These recommendations are based on data from over 100 explosions created in various models and in several actual test boat installations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Jul 75, AD-A014 091.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Wyle Laboratories

    7800 Governors Drive West
    Huntsville, AL  USA  35805

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20593
  • Authors:
    • Momany, N
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092254
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MSR-75-25 Final Rpt., USCG-D-131-75
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-40672-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM