Sunday, May 30, 2010

Increasing Reliability of your Aircraft's Fluid Delivery System

Each hose assembly adds 6 fluid connections:

  1. Between hose and fitting x 2
  2. Between hose fitting and attachment fitting x 2
  3. Between attachment fitting and component x 2

Each fluid connection becomes a possible point of failure.

  • Design your to system minimize fluid connections.
  • Avoid the use of adapter fittings where possible.
  • Consider trade-off's before purchasing popular upgrades such as fuel flow transmitters, remote oil coolers and filters, external engine breathers, etc.

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