RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 39 Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5476 times:
When I was on my AMS-BON-LIM flight and we landed in BON I noticded there were drops that were falling down from the overhead bin onto the window. Is this just condensation from the air conditioning or could it be something else.
Thanks in advance
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TristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4093 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5187 times:
Air conditioning systems have devices to remove the moisture from the air before it gets to the cabin. On modern aircraft this is done very efficiently. On older aircraft the system became overpowered in high outside humidity. The worst I encountered was the Vickers VC10. This used rootes blowers to provide the pressurised air, and I remember that when you descended into the Gulf in summer water would pour out of the air conditioning system in the roof of the cabin. As the aircraft was flying nose up, this all came out at the back. You never sat in the back four rows or you would be drenched!
Lucky42 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5059 times:
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 5): Guess the Water seperator bags are clogged.
Don't really know if they are clogged MEL but I do know they get overwhelmed in the hot and humid summertime. The DC-9 is notorious for this. The last few rows would get soaked on rotation and after nwa did their new interior the the f/a call and light system on each row would go crazy lights would flash on and off and the chime would go crazy as well because each individual row had it's own curcuit card and when wet ...well you know. So about the only thing we could do was dry the curcuit card, sop up the water and change the coleser bags or socks as we called them......
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31713 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4854 times:
Quoting 474218 (Reply 9): Insulation blankets? They are installed next to the skin (with a small open area for breathing). Its the ceiling panels that are cold and the air is hot humid, condensation forms of the cold surface.
Thats what Im saying.With Insulation Blankets located between the Decorative surface & Inner skin,Could such high condensation still occur.