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Frangible Fitting

Fri Jan 05, 2001 10:30 pm

Can Anyone explain the working of the Frangible Fitting located in the Wheel well of B737NGs.
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RE: Frangible Fitting

Sat Jan 06, 2001 5:30 am

The frangable fitting is there to prevent the rear spar being ripped open in an accident. The fitting will fail first and thus prevent a fuel spill.
 
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RE: Frangible Fitting

Sat Jan 06, 2001 5:12 pm

How does it work.
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RE: Frangible Fitting

Sat Jan 06, 2001 6:02 pm

It just a designed weak point in the structure that breaks at a predetermined load
 
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RE: Frangible Fitting

Sat Jan 06, 2001 9:00 pm

VC-10 i am not sure you ansvered this one corect.

"The frangible fitting removes up pressure from the main landing gear actuator when a dameged, spinning tire moves into the main gear wheel well. This prevents damage to compenents in the wheel well."
this was taken directly out of a 737 book

it is just a small fitting installed right besides where the wheel moves into the wheel well. the fitting is conected to the up presure line to the main gear actuater, and if a spinning dameged tire hits it, it will bleed the press to the actuator and a fuse will close, and the gear will stay down.

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RE: Frangible Fitting

Sat Jan 06, 2001 9:56 pm

So the purpose of the Fitting is to Avoid a tire burst in the wheelwell creating additional damage.Right.
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RE: Frangible Fitting

Sun Jan 07, 2001 10:27 pm

The purbose is to awoid a burst tire entering the wheel well and creating additional damage.
That is corect.

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RE: Frangible Fitting

Mon Jan 08, 2001 4:27 pm

Why were the Tire burst screens removed.The Earlier Aircrafts had them.
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RE: Frangible Fitting

Mon Jan 08, 2001 7:34 pm

That one i can not help you with, i have never been near an older 737.

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