From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul Kearney) Organization: Ireland On-Line Date: 03 Sep 96 01:16:56 References: 1 Followups: 1
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Erico Oller Westerberg (email@example.com) wrote: : Re: Engine fire extinguishers...do they exist? : Could anyone tell me if there are any fire extinguishers mounted : inside or close to the engines in modern airliners? If there are : any - how do they work? Any special gas, different to those used : in regular fire extinguishers? : Yes Known as fire-bottles. and depending on the aircraft , you may have upto 8 bottles. Again depending on the aircraft , some are mounted on the engine strut(s) or some are mounted in the wing roots/main-wheel-wells. for aircraft with engines at the rear , i expect that they are mounted in the tail cone , probably either side of the rear stairwell. dont forget the apu also has one and of course the cargo bays too. when triggered , they surround the engine with an extinguishing gas allegedly 'freon' is used in some - exactly i dont know the name(s) i gather that these gases are cfc's of which freon is a member, but i know what its like to see one being fired! the gas is fired AROUND the engine and not into the engine. the actual triggering is done by the twisting of a handle in the cockpit. Spanner ? What Spanner ?