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IL62M Main Wheels Sprayed.  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 986 times:

Was just watching an Aerofloat IL62M parked near the gate.
I noticed that the main wheels were smoking.
Def meaning the brakes has overheated.
The ground crew was spraying the brakes with water.

Is that permitted.Is it not dangerous to spray water on hot wheels.

regds
HAWK.


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User currently offlineChdmcmanus From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 374 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 933 times:

My tech books have a warning that prohibits the use of water on hot brakes, due to the risk of explosion. The only meathod we are allowed to use for cooling hot brakes is forced air. What was the operator, that may explain a lot.

Regards,
ChD



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 861 times:

Aerofloat was the operator.

I was surprised they used water for cooling.
Unfortunately I did not get the opportunity to ask them why.
regds
HAWK.



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User currently offlineWasilenko From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 837 times:

AEROFLOT (Air Fleet) not Aerofloat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 821 times:

You are right. Spelling error.
It is Aeroflot.
But still the question remains.Isn't it wrong to spray water over heated brakes.
regds.



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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 818 times:
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Yes, the brake unit(s) could explode due to the thermal shock

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 815 times:

Hit them with water and if you are lucky all you will do is crack the disks because of the shock cooling on just the parts of the disk the water hits.

Air doesn't have that shock capability and cools more evenly.



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User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 813 times:

where was this at? if it was in europe it may have been decon for the hoof and mouth thing. theyve been spraying our wheels and tires down with a chlorine/water mixture.


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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 811 times:
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Galaxy5,

It is interesting that you say your a/c are being disinfected with a Chlorine/water mix because Boeing & Airbus have told us not to allow such a solution to be used as it causes corrosion & hydrogen embrittlement if it gets onto the brakes/wheel hubs & landing gear structure


User currently offlineChdmcmanus From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 374 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 803 times:

VC-10 is right, US DOD acft have been instructed the same thing.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 768 times:

This occured at Mumbai [Bombay] west coast of India.
under supervision of Aeroflot personnel using a fire engine.
regds
HAWK.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 766 times:

I was about to say......That clorine should do a wonder job as far as corrosion goes.


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