AIRCRAFT FUELLING. COSCAP -SA. Aircraft Fuelling. Operator must have a procedure for handling and dispensing fuel. Procedure manual must include: a) Dispensing equipment control procedure
a) Dispensing equipment control procedure
b) Electrostatic Protection Procedure c) Contamination protection procedure
d) Related record keeping procedure
B) Ensure that the fuel meets the specification
C) Ensure fuel is free from contaminants
D) Observing safety measures
B) The fuel in dispenser meets the specification and purchaser can be satisfied by document on demand.
Fuel vendor’s responsibility contd.
C) The fuel in dispenser is free from contaminants
D) All standard industry precautions will be observed to ensure safety of aircraft and human lives
E) Satisfy the customer in term of quality and quantity
A) Aviation Gasoline (Avgas )
B) Jet Fuels
A) Solid contaminants
C) Microbiological growth
A) Positioning of vehicle
B) Strict compliance of No Smoking.
C) Positioning Fire extinguishers
D) Proper electrical bonding
E) Observing limitation of pressure in dispensing
E) APU with its exhaust discharge into the fuelling zone shall be started before filler cap is removed or fuelling connection made
F) GPU if used should be more than 6 mts away from fuelling zone
G) Do not refuel if brakes are very hot.
F) Fuelling should cease when
I) An aircraft maneuvers to bring its jet exhaust within 43 Meters of fueling zone
II) During severe lightening disturbances
III) During heavy rain if over wing fuelling is used
IV) In case of fuel spillage.
Do not operate any electrical switches when the fuelling is on.
Do not operate weather radar
Do not use any tool which can generate spark
Use special care when refueling with passenger on board
Personnel both at the vendor’s establishment and operator’s must be fully conversant with requirements of the aircraft, Safety precautions, Fire fighting, how to summon Airport Fire tenders,disposal of spilled fuel etc.
This training should be documented and refreshed at agreed regular interval.
Various roles of fuel in Aviation:
I) Fuel as a source of Thermal energy
II) Fuel as a source of Muscle power
III) Fuel as a coolant
IV) Fuel as a lubricant
V) Fuel as structural strength
VI) Fuel as a ballast AND
VII) Fuel as a Fire hazard.