SELF SEALING TECHNOLOGY
APPLICABLE TO METAL AND PLASTIC
CORROSION AND ABRASION PROTECTION
- Reactive thermal protection from persistent extreme heat source
- Applicable to both metal and plastic surfaces.
- Provides superior corrosion and abrasion protection.
- Tenacious adhesion for long-term service.
- Available in various colors.
- CARC paintable
High Impact Technology’s BattleJacket® Fuel Cell Containment System (FCCS) is a revolutionary technology designed to minimize or prevent leakage of fuel tankers due to small-arms fire, which can cause hazardous conditions for troops transporting fuel as well as operational risks caused by the resulting lack of fuel.
A specialized process was developed which requires a closed-in spray booth with unique equipment to apply the additive. A Mobile spray-application facility has been developed which brings the process to any location.
BattleJacket® technology was developed by testing multiple elastomeric spray coating formulations for ballistic performance and selecting the best performer. The BattleJacket®(FCCS) coating is based on a specially formulated fire resistant urethane similar to the Rhino Linings USA (Rhino) spray-in bed liner modified for military applications. A special swellable super absorbent polymer was selected to be used as the basis of the self-sealing mechanism. These beads are spray encapsulated into a special layer which, when exposed to fuel, swell into a solid. This additive acts in conjunction with the urethane to tightly seal off the undesired entrance and exit holes created by a projectile
TACOM / TARDEC witnessed early generations of the spray coating, and after further development /refinements by HIT, ended up testing and approving it for use in theater. The US military designation for this spray coating technology is called Fuel Tank Self-Sealing (FTSS®).
- 350% elongation
- Tensile Strength – 2800 psi
- Flexural Modulus – 6000 psi
- Hardness, Shore A – 85
- Operational Temperature Range: -40 to 180 deg. F.
- < 1% shrinkage