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Remote Controlled Water Drains  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

How do Remote controlled water drains work on an A320 Fuel Tanks.
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User currently offline320tech From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined May 2004, 491 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

None of our aircraft has this - any more info? Which airline, which fuel tanks, etc?


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

IA A320s,Normally around the Wing Root area.Is there another name for them along with the Normal Drain valves.
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User currently offlineJeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 604 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

Are you thinking of a fuel tank sump drain?

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

No Clearly Water Drains.
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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3702 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2559 times:
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Hawk,

I venture to suggest you are getting confused with indirect (remote) drain valves where the drain isn't at the lowest point of the tank but is connected to some pipework that transports the water from the lowest point to the valve.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

I spoke to a Kingfisher AME friend,who says the drains are Solenoid operated But Electrically controlled manually selected to drain accumulated water from various areas.The outlets are the Wing root areas near the Fuselage.
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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3702 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2444 times:
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Well that's a new one on me. I can't see the point of it. You can't just drain it into the environment so somebody has to be underneath the drain with a container so what is the advantage?

Just seems like something else to go wrong.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

Quoting VC-10 (Reply 7):
You can't just drain it into the environment so somebody has to be underneath the drain with a container so what is the advantage?

Could it be Fuselage drain Areas.The qty would not be much.
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User currently offlineWidebody From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 1152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

The fuselage has a few valves to drain the bilge area on take-off and landing on A320's, they open at 2.1psi I think. You can hear the hissing noise in the cockpit on take-off/landing via the door drain grid.

User currently offlineTroubleshooter From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 423 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

The only aircraft with a "remote" fuel tank water drain I know is the Boeing 737. The center fuel tank sump drain valve is operated by a rod mechanism through an access panel on the lower fuselage skin.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

Quoting Troubleshooter (Reply 10):
The center fuel tank sump drain valve is operated by a rod mechanism through an access panel on the lower fuselage skin.

That Drain is Manually Accessable although in a "Remote" location  Smile
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