Electronics World Cover,TOC,and list of posted Popular Electronics articles QST Radio & TV News Radio-Craft Radio-Electronics Short Wave Craft Wireless World About RF Cafe RF Cafe Homepage RF Cafe in Morse Code Google Search of RF Cafe website Sitemap Electronics Equations Mathematics Equations Equations physics Manufacturers & distributors Engineer Jobs Twitter LinkedIn Crosswords Engineering Humor Kirt's Cogitations Engineering Event Calendar RF Engineering Quizzes AN/MPN-14 Radar 5CCG Notable Quotes App Notes Calculators Education Magazines Software,T-Shirts,Coffee Mugs Articles - submitted by RF Cafe visitors Simulators Technical Writings RF Cafe Archives Test Notes RF Cascade Workbook RF Stencils for Visio Shapes for Word Thank you for visiting RF Cafe!

Kirt's Cogitations™ #25
Terrorist Inerters Needed

These original Kirt's Cogitations™ may be reproduced (no more than 5, please) provided proper credit is given to me, Kirt Blattenberger.

Please click here to return to the Table of Contents.

   Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted thought or reflection; meditation; contemplation.
   Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.

<Previous                     Next>

Terrorist Inerters Needed

A "breakthrough" discovery has been claimed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investigators looking for a way to prevent fuel tank explosions. Onboard "inerting" systems have been tried in the past for reducing the likelihood of explosions, but the weight and expense of the voluminous nitrogen bottles needed to backfill fuel tanks made such a system impractical. The breakthrough came while experimenting with just how much, in terms of a ratio, nitrogen had to be present in the tanks to prevent an explosion. Surprisingly, an oxygen content of 12% or less is all that is required to virtually eliminate the possibility of an explosion. Since air is normally composed of 79% nitrogen, 20% oxygen and 1% traces gasses, the volume of backfill nitrogen is relatively small, making the systems much more practical. Details are being worked out, but in the near future the FAA will mandate inerting systems on all commercial airliners. Now, if we could just develop a practical "terrorist rocket inerter" (ala TWA Flight 800, in 1996)...

Try Using SEARCH to Find What You Need.  >10,000 Pages Indexed on RF Cafe !

Copyright 1996 - 2016
Webmaster:  Kirt Blattenberger, BSEE - KB3UON
Family Websites:  Airplanes and Rockets | Equine Kingdom

All trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other rights of ownership to images
and text used on the RF Cafe website are hereby acknowledged.