FARNBOROUGH, England, 14 July 2014. Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corp., has developed an ecology tank to capture and reuse small amounts of aircraft engine fuel typically lost during normal shutdown operation. The unique tank system was developed as part of the evolution of environmentally friendly jet engine technology to better satisfy changing global environmental regulations.
The new tank captures small amounts of fuel from the engine manifold that normally drains out following engine shutdown due to gravity. Using a Parker jet pump and a float valve arrangement for control allows the captured fuel to return to the fuel system when the engine restarts.
“The amount of fuel captured after each shutdown is not large, but when you add this up over the years an aircraft is in service, the contribution of the Parker ecology tank to a better environment is significant,” says Parker Aerospace Gas Turbine Fuel Systems Division Director of Business Development Jim McShane. “It’s a small system helping to make a big difference.”
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