This unique foam material may not hold water in the kitchen but it could become the inside of every car's gas tank; a safety device that could overcome explosions and save your life in an accident.
EXPERTS POUR WATER THROUGH NEW FOAM.
CAMERA ZOOMS TO CLOSE UP.
MEDIUM SHOT OF DEMO OVER AUDIENCE.
CLOSE-UP MAN OPENS INFORMATION KIT.
FLAME DEMONSTRATION. ONE-HALF OF TUBE IS FLAMING, THE OTHER HALF IS CLEAR.
AIR FORCE FTGE: WING POD SHOWS SMOKE FROM BULLET. IT DOES NOT EXPLODE.
AIR FORCE FTGE: ANOTHER POD EXPLODES VIOLENTLY.
CUT TO SAME POD AT PRESS CONFERENCE. PAN UP TO SEE EXPERT SEPARATE TANK INTO TWO PARTS.
CAMERA CUTS TO CLOSE-U[ OF HALF TO SHOW ORANGE FILLER MAN'S HAND COMPRESSES IT.
CUT TO TWIN TUBE DEMO.
C/U FUEL GENTLY RISING IN FILLED TUBE. HAND POINT TO RISING FUEL.
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Background: This unique foam material may not hold water in the kitchen but it could become the inside of every car's gas tank; a safety device that could overcome explosions and save your life in an accident. Co-developers Scott Paper and Firestone Tire, demonstrate that even a small piece of the new material - Safom - prevents flame in one half of a tube from igniting explosive gas in the other half.
In Vietnam, the Air Force has revealed that explosions in aircraft fuel tanks struck by enemy bullets are virtually eliminated when the fuel tank contains Safom, as here.
Civilian applications are underway. FAA is testing it for passenger planes. Manufacturers see its uses in boats, mines, home storage tanks, pipelines....anywhere combustibles are used. Actually ninety-seven percent air pocket, Safom holds fuel safely but also lets it flow through easily....It may make car and industrial fuel explosions a thing of the past.