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Could Someone Tell Me What 'engine Bleed' Is  
User currently offlineW_a_s_p_i_e From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 170 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6671 times:

I have seen and heard many people talking about bleeding the engine or 'engine bleed'. Could someone please tell me what it is! Thanks

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User currently offlineScootertrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 569 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6664 times:

What you are referring to is air that is taken from the compressor section of a turbine engine for uses other than engine operation. This is referred to as "bleed air." Bleed Air is used for lots of stuff: Running the air conditioning and pressurization, starting the opposite engine (sometimes), pressurizing door seals (on some airplanes), powering deicing/anti-icing equipment... The list goes on.

Hope that answers your question.

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