Nitrogen Canister Holding Bracket Strength Assessment

Global Defence Solutions (Nowra, New South Wales, Australia)

Global Defence Solutions required strength assessment and certification of a nitrogen canister holding bracket used for an air transportable field kitchen fire suppression system. Structural analysis of the nitrogen canister holding bracket was required to verify compliance with standards MIL-STD-209K and AS 3990 considering acceleration loads.

What we did:

  • Performed strength assessment of nitrogen canister holding bracket considering bracket components, nitrogen canister and bolted connections with standard MIL-STD-209K derived design limit (acceleration) loads.
  • Determined peak bracket component/weld equivalent stresses, bolted connection normal and shear stresses and confirmed design compliance with standard AS 3990.

Outcome:

Avesta Consulting completed strength assessment of the nitrogen canister holding bracket and verified design compliance of the components with standards MIL-STD-209K and AS 3990.