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Aircraft Fuel Tank Inerting Systems
- Aerospace Standard
Published October 03, 2012 by SAE International in United States
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The Aerospace Recommended Practices of this document are intended for nitrogen-based Flammability Reduction Means (FRM) implemented on transport category, turbine powered airplanes. The recommended practices herein, therefore, relate only to the transport category aircraft, and focus specifically on contemporary inerting systems equipment. Such systems are referred to a Fuel Tank Inerting Systems (FTIS) in this document. This document does not cover the following:
Military aircraft applications
Air separation technologies other than hollow fiber membrane (HFM) and pressure swing adsorption (PSA)
Inerting of conventional unheated wing tanks or aircraft dry bays
Expected future technology solutions for the generation of inert gas.
The advice contained in this document is aimed towards providing aircraft manufacturers with guidance on the key issues associated with contemporary aircraft fuel tank inerting systems to supplement the guidance in FAA Advisory Circular AC 25.981-2. This document also provides system and component designers and manufacturers with advice on what aspects must be evaluated and addressed when designing a safe, low risk solution for transport aircraft fuel tank Flammability Reduction Means. As such, the information herein is intended as a guide for some system design aspects, but primarily identifies the issues which must be addressed in designing an inerting system for fuel tank flammability reduction.
This document provides recommended practices for developing a non-aircraft specific commercially certifiable nitrogen based Flammability Reduction Means (FRM) including the applicable design considerations supporting Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 25, Appendix M, for Transport Category Airplanes” (Reference 14 CFR 25.981).
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This subcommittee is charged with the responsibility of implementing the scope and objectives of the AE-5 and AC-9 committees that relate to flammability reduction systems in aircraft fuel tanks.
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