In the last piece, we learned the that there will be fire in the four-stroke airplane. While this makes it more important to protect your oil lines. In the early days of aviation, there were many problems caused by burning fuel in the fuel and oil lines. So people rebuild the hose protection standards. Today, decisions to protect fuel, oil and other system hoses are often based on the aircraft’s work condition. Besides, some regulations to a specific class of aircraft also requires those. Next I will show you the function of a fire resistant sleeve in the fuel line.
High temp fire resistant sleeve is also ideal for insulate fuel hoses and hard lines. In many apps, under-cowl temp have the potential to cause vapor locks in the fuel system. Then this cause the engine stall. After shutdown, due to reduced airflow through the engine and increased temp, we may face the similar problem.
Besides fire protection and vapor locks, there are other benefits to using fireproof sleeve. Hose assembly failure can be due to kinks, bends, impacts and bends. But it can also fail due to temp cycling. These temp cycles accelerate the hose aging process at a molecular level. Besides, this can cause the rubber to crack over time.
Then, small pieces of the liner can break away, causing contamination of the fuel or oil system. Fragile and bendy hoses are typically hoses that have exposed to these conditions or have been used for too long. The use of high temp fireproof sleeve reduces the risk of these hoses expose to extreme engine temp.