Re: Inert Gas In Fuel Tanks

From:         Art Intemann <ajintemann@earthlink.net>
Organization: Earthlink Network, Inc.
Date:         23 Aug 96 13:44:57 
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Tom Speer wrote:
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> 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)


FYI,
	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.

Art