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2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AVM 229 - Engine Support Systems

2.5 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
1.25 lecture periods 3.75 lab periods

Theory and application of support systems for gas turbine engines. Includes fire protection, fire detection systems, fire extinguishing agents and systems, and fire detection and extinguishing system maintenance. Also includes turbine engine pneumatic systems, pneumatic starting systems, thrust reversers, auxiliary power units, turbine engine removal and installation, and engine storage and transport.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of engine fire protection systems
  2. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of engine pneumatic systems
  3. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of auxiliary power units
  4. Demonstrate proficient knowledge of engine removal and installation procedures

Outline:
  1. Fire Protection
    1. Requirements
    2. Fire detection
    3. Fire extinguishing
    4. Fire zones
  2. Fire Detection Systems
    1. Thermal switch
    2. Thermocouple
    3. Continuous loop
    4. Spot detector
    5. Rate of temperature rise
    6. Radiation sensing
    7. Smoke detection
    8. Overheat detectors
    9. Carbon monoxide detectors
    10. Combustible mixture
    11. Fiber optic detector
    12. Observations by crew
  3. Fire Extinguishing Agents
    1. Carbon dioxide
    2. Halogenated hydrocarbons
    3. Health and environmental precautions
    4. Fire Protection Systems
      1. Single point extinguishers
      2. Multiple point extinguishers
      3. High rate discharge systems
  4. Fire Detection and Extinguishing System Maintenance
    1. Inspections and checks
    2. Troubleshooting
    3. Servicing
    4. Repairs
  5. Turbine Engine Pneumatic Systems
    1. Bleed air sources
    2. Air to air heat exchangers
    3. Controls and monitoring
    4. Valves, lines and fittings
    5. Inspections/checks and servicing
  6. Pneumatic Starting Systems
    1. Starters
    2. Controls and operation
    3. Installations
    4. Maintenance
    5. Troubleshooting and repair
  7. Auxiliary Power Units
    1. Theory of operation
    2. Installations
    3. Controls and operations
    4. Starting system
    5. Fuel control system
    6. Speed sensing
    7. Power production
    8. Induction and exhausts
    9. Engine components
    10. Fire protection
    11. Inspection and checks
    12. Servicing
    13. Troubleshooting and repairs
  8. Thrust Reversers
    1. Operation and controls
    2. Installations
    3. Types
      1. Internal blockage
      2. External blockage
    4. Deflector valves
    5. System components
    6. Inspection/checks
    7. Service and repairs
    8. Troubleshooting
  9. Turbine Engine Removal
    1. Specialty equipment
      1. Hoists
      2. Transport dollies
    2. Engine mounts
    3. Attaching hardware
    4. Electrical disconnects
    5. Control disconnects
    6. Fuel lines attachments
    7. Pneumatic lines attachments
    8. Check list usage
  10. Turbine Engine Installation
    1. Pre-installation checks
    2. Mounting and attachment
    3. System connections
    4. Rigging of controls
    5. Inspections and checks
  11. Engine Storage and Transport
    1. Preserving processes
    2. Securing for shipping
    3. Shipping equipment