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  • Mark created a new forum post in ATA 30 Ice/Rain Protection
    GIV's Rolls-Royce Tay engines use a regulated supply of bleed air for nose cowl anti-icing. The system consists of a pressure regulator shut-off valve (PRSOV), a pressure transmitter, and a pressure switch.




    Sense lines fed from a set of "T" fittings downstream from the valve provide bleed air pressure to the transmitter and switch.




    Another line is back-fed into the valve as a reference for pressure regulation.




    This particular aircraft had a problem with right engine A/I pressure indication in the cockpit. It showed "00" with the system turned on. The crew noted that there was a minor increase in turbine TGT of 10C with the anti-ice commanded on.




    The output signal from the pressure transmitter ranges from 0-5 VDC depending on the actual pressure. To rule out a indicator problem, this output can be simulated with some batteries (or DC power supply).





    With 1.5 volts from a single "D" cell battery placed on pins "A" (negative or common) and "B" (signal or positive) of the transmitter plug, a indication of 36 PSI was observed.




    Per a crew verbal, normal TGT rise is around 40C when cowl anti-ice is switched on.
    A replacement valve was placed order. The assumption was that it was opening, but not to the extent needed to provide the correct indication and actual anti-ice air. The sense lines were planned to be checked for blockage at the time of the valve change.




    GIV
    AMM 30-02-00
    WDM 30-22-00
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  • I have worked small aircraft too, and there is No room for mechs to work especially behind or under glare shield. Adel clamps, in tight areas, are always fun. I heard there are new Adel clamp colors out !
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