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Aircraft Maintenance and Repair, Seventh Edition by Michael Kroes

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Aircraft Fuel Systems
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INTRODUCTION
The aircraft fuel system is used to deliver fuel to the engines safely under a wide range of operational conditions. The system must be able to safely hold the fuel, allow filling and draining of the tanks, prevent unwanted pressure buildups in the system, protect the system from contamination, and ensure a steady supply of fuel to the engine.
The system must also provide a means of monitoring the quantity of fuel on the aircraft during flight and, in some aircraft, a means of checking fuel pressures, temperatures, and flow rates.
All these capabilities must be carried out without compromising the safety ...

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