ARP6078 Aircraft Fuel Tank Inerting Systems

Issued

10/03/2012

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Scope
Content
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.
Rationale
Content
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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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/ARP6078
Pages
66
Citation
SAE International Recommended Practice, Aircraft Fuel Tank Inerting Systems, SAE Standard ARP6078, Issued October 2012, https://doi.org/10.4271/ARP6078.
Additional Details
Publisher
Published
Oct 3, 2012
Product Code
ARP6078
Content Type
Recommended Practice
Status
Issued
Language
English

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