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Could Someone Tell Me What 'engine Bleed' Is

Wed Apr 23, 2003 6:31 pm

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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RE: Could Someone Tell Me What 'engine Bleed' Is

Wed Apr 23, 2003 6:38 pm

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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