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Ultralightweight Oxygen Container.
NTIS: PB 84-220730 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :32 pages
Technology to develop high-pressure gas cylinders that are 40 pct lighter than comparable fiberglass-wrapped aluminum cylinders was developed. The new cylinders were of cryobulged stainless steel overwrapped with a higher strength-to-weight ratio filament. Although a 40-pct decrease is significant, the weight savings on smaller cylinders, such as those used in escape apparatus, is very small and would not be cost effective. Open-circuit apparatus that use large bottles, such as for firefighting, would find weight savings worth pursuing.
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NTIS: PB 84-220730. Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
Grumman Aerospace Corp.
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