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A Guide to APU Health Management
- Aerospace Standard
Published October 17, 2011 by SAE International in United States
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The SAE Guide to APU health management establishes the foundation for developing a successful APU health management program at any aircraft or APU operator, such as an airline, an OEM, an equipment supplier, or a military transport unit. This guide identifies the best practices for using an APU health management program to improve dispatch reliability and to satisfy Extended Operations (ETOPS) availability requirements.
This guide was developed to assist Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) operators in identifying the key steps in establishing and maintaining a successful APU health management program that meets both the economic and the technical requirements of their business. This guide was developed for all APU operators or life-cycle owners, such as commercial operators, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), equipment suppliers, and military transport units.
Data Sets - Support Documents
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|TABLE 1||TYPICAL APU FUNCTIONAL FMEA|
|TABLE 2||EQUATIONS FOR CORRECTING MEASURED PARAMETERS|
BackgroundEngine condition monitoring and rotorcraft HUMS(Health and Usage Monitoring Systems)can be used as a tool to track and restore engine performance, improve problem diagnosis, suggest solutions, promote better commercial and military aircraft operation, minimize in-flight failures, and reduce costs of engine maintenance. Because of these and other continuing objectives, the need for consolidated action by a group of experts to promote engine monitoring and rotorcraft conditio monitoring know-how and standards was identified. It was deemed appropriate by the SAE Propulsion Division to assign this task to a special committee designated as Committee E-32. The committee has existed for over 20 years and has 50 active members. Purpose / Charter Serves as a forum to gather, record, and publish expert information in the discipline of aircraft and helicopter engine condition monitoring and rotorcraft HUMS. The committee gathers and analyzes requirements for propulsion system monitoring for the various types of aircraft gas turbines and rotorcraft HUMS and develop standards and recommendations for the adoption of engine monitoring devices that affect the operation of gas turbine engines and rotorcraft. Objectives Identify potential engine and rotorcraft HUMS parameters suitable for sensing (pressure, temperature, etc.), and considerations involved in selecting parameters (potential problems, accuracy, cost, etc.). Analyze the various approaches to engine monitoring (e.g. airborne vibration monitoring systems and ground software interfaces, etc.) and establish criteria for the most cost-effective systems. Develop as appropriate, standards on engine and rotorcraft HUMS monitoring equipment and techniques, e.g. configuration of engine fittings for sensor connections, types of sensors, identification of signals which should be let to common diagnostic connectors, etc. Develop new requirements and uses for engine and rotorcraft HUS monitoring to promote cost-effective operation of aircraft. Sponsor technical conferences related to monitoring of air breathing engines and rotorcraft HUMS.