Method and material for accomplishing ignition mitigation in tanks containing flammable liquid

  • US 10,800,541 B2
  • Filed: 10/19/2018
  • Issued: 10/13/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/11/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for ignition mitigation, comprising:

  • a fuel tank,a first plurality of foam blocks, at least two foam blocks among the first plurality of foam blocks having unique profiles in shape, as compared to each other, to conform to different inner surfaces of a first compartment of the fuel tank; and

    a second plurality of foam blocks, at least two foam blocks among the second plurality of foam blocks having unique profiles in shape, as compared to each other, to conform to different inner surfaces of a second compartment of the fuel tank, wherein;

    at least one foam block among the first plurality of foam blocks comprises an upper cutout in a top surface for clearance around an upper stiffener of the fuel tank, an arcuate cutout in a side surface for clearance around a fuel pump of the fuel tank, and a lower cutout in a bottom surface for clearance around a lower stiffener of the fuel tank; and

    the first plurality of foam blocks is positioned within the first compartment of the fuel tank with the upper cutout around the upper stiffener of the fuel tank, the arcuate cutout around the fuel pump of the fuel tank, and the lower cutout around the lower stiffener of the fuel tank.

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