Survey of less-inflammable hydraulic fluids for aircraft

Drake, Wray V Drell, I L
naca-rm-e50f29
September 07, 1950


A survey of current information on civil and military development of less-inflammable hydraulic fluids for aircraft is presented. Types of less-inflammable fluid reported include: glycol derivative, water base, silicone, ester, and halogenated compound. Specification requirements, physical and chemical properties, hydraulic-system test results, and advantages and disadvantages of various hydraulic fluids are discussed. For completely satisfactory service, some modification of currently available fluids or of present hydraulic-system parts still appears necessary.

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