Re: Inert Gas in Fuel Tanks

Date:         18 Nov 96 10:11:15 
From: (Gerard Foley)
Organization: The Greater Columbus FreeNet
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Bob Falkiner ( wrote:

: Since aircraft take off with lots of fuel, the vapour space is minimized
: at takeoff, and combined with depressurization, and low fuel use, the
: amount of makeup gas needed on board during a typical long haul flight
: would be very small, and would easily be in the range of the gas
: diffusion systems, without use of any cryogenic or high pressure storage
: systems..

It seems as if that particular TW800 flight took off with a fair sized
tank empty or nearly so!