Browse Publications Technical Papers 2006-01-2162

Fluid Quick Disconnects – ISS Lessons Learned 2006-01-2162

The International Space Station has many fluid systems on the United States On-orbit Segment supporting thermal control, life support, extravehicular activities and payloads. To facilitate assembly and maintenance, fluid quick disconnect (QD) fittings are used throughout these systems for both internal pressurized modules and for external systems exposed to space. In the years since full scale development began on these QDs, a number of design and performance issues have surfaced and required substantial program funds and activity to rectify. This paper is intended to describe some of the most significant of these issues, their general resolutions, and the lessons learned from the ISS experience.


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