Re: Inert Gas In Fuel Tanks

From:         Art Intemann <>
Organization: Earthlink Network, Inc.
Date:         23 Aug 96 13:44:57 
References:   1 2
Followups:    1
Next article
View raw article
  or MIME structure

Tom Speer wrote:
> P. Wezeman wrote:
> >...
> >    Are inert gases used in the fuel tanks of any present aircraft?
> > ....
> Yes, but it's more of a feature on military aircraft than civil aircraft.
> For example, the C-17 has an onboard inert gas generating system (OBIGGS)

	The C5A/B has a nitrogen inerting system--nitrogen (externally
loaded) is percolated through the tanks and eventually replaces
all the oxygen in the ullage areas.