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Onboard Inert Gas Generation System/Onboard Oxygen Gas Generation System (OBIGGS/OBOGS) StudyThis purpose of this contract study task was to investigate the State of the Art in Gas Separation Technologies utilized for separating air into both nitrogen and oxygen gases for potential applications on commercial aircraft. The intended applications included: nitrogen gas for fuel tank inerting, cargo compartment fire protection, and emergency oxygen for passenger and crew use in the event of loss of cabin pressure. The approach was to investigate three principle methods of gas separation: Hollow Fiber Membrane (HFM), Ceramic Membrane (CM), and liquefaction: Total Atmospheric Liquefaction of Oxygen and Nitrogen (TALON). Additional data on the performance of molecular sieve pressure swing adsorption (PSA) systems was also collected and discussed. Performance comparisons of these technologies are contained in the body of the report.
Document ID
20010092198
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Reynolds, Thomas L.
(Boeing Phantom Works Seattle, WA United States)
Eklund, Thor I.
(Boeing Phantom Works Seattle, WA United States)
Haack, Gregory A.
(Boeing Phantom Works Seattle, WA United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 2001
Subject Category
Air Transportation And Safety
Report/Patent Number
D950-10529-2-PT2
NASA/CR-2001-210950-PT2
E-12804-PT2
NAS 1.26:210950-PT2
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 728-50-20
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS1-20341
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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