Re: Inert Gas In Fuel Tanks

From:         Jean-Francois Mezei <>
Organization: Vaxination Informatique
Date:         03 Sep 96 01:16:54 
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Out of curiosity, how is pressure controlled inside fuel tanks in an
aircraft ?

Are fuel tanks always equalized with ambiant air pressure, slightly
pressurized, or pressurized to the same pressure as is the main
passenger cabin ?

What about tanks which are inside the fuselage ? (eg: centre tank in a

If the tanks are equalized with ambiant air, is the prevention of the
fuel from escaping a big problem, or is that prevent with a simple valve

How do the above questions change when you start to constantly feed some
exhaust or some other gas to the tanks ?