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Remote Controlled Water Drains

Wed May 25, 2005 9:09 pm

How do Remote controlled water drains work on an A320 Fuel Tanks.
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RE: Remote Controlled Water Drains

Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:34 am

None of our aircraft has this - any more info? Which airline, which fuel tanks, etc?
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RE: Remote Controlled Water Drains

Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:11 pm

IA A320s,Normally around the Wing Root area.Is there another name for them along with the Normal Drain valves.
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RE: Remote Controlled Water Drains

Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:41 pm

Are you thinking of a fuel tank sump drain?
 
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RE: Remote Controlled Water Drains

Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:50 pm

No Clearly Water Drains.
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RE: Remote Controlled Water Drains

Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:34 pm

Hawk,

I venture to suggest you are getting confused with indirect (remote) drain valves where the drain isn't at the lowest point of the tank but is connected to some pipework that transports the water from the lowest point to the valve.
 
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RE: Remote Controlled Water Drains

Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:04 pm

I spoke to a Kingfisher AME friend,who says the drains are Solenoid operated But Electrically controlled manually selected to drain accumulated water from various areas.The outlets are the Wing root areas near the Fuselage.
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RE: Remote Controlled Water Drains

Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:50 am

Well that's a new one on me. I can't see the point of it. You can't just drain it into the environment so somebody has to be underneath the drain with a container so what is the advantage?

Just seems like something else to go wrong.
 
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RE: Remote Controlled Water Drains

Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:17 am

Quoting VC-10 (Reply 7):
You can't just drain it into the environment so somebody has to be underneath the drain with a container so what is the advantage?

Could it be Fuselage drain Areas.The qty would not be much.
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RE: Remote Controlled Water Drains

Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:40 pm

The fuselage has a few valves to drain the bilge area on take-off and landing on A320's, they open at 2.1psi I think. You can hear the hissing noise in the cockpit on take-off/landing via the door drain grid.
 
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RE: Remote Controlled Water Drains

Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:28 am

The only aircraft with a "remote" fuel tank water drain I know is the Boeing 737. The center fuel tank sump drain valve is operated by a rod mechanism through an access panel on the lower fuselage skin.
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RE: Remote Controlled Water Drains

Sat Jun 11, 2005 7:07 pm

Quoting Troubleshooter (Reply 10):
The center fuel tank sump drain valve is operated by a rod mechanism through an access panel on the lower fuselage skin.

That Drain is Manually Accessable although in a "Remote" location  Smile
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