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Development of on-board inerting gas generation sysem/mid-size aircrafts

Development of a new generation obiggs systems based on current state-of-the-art at cesa(systems and hfts) adn emk (hfts and other components for 150 seats civil aircrafts

Development of new generation of OBIGGS (On-Board Inert Gas Generation System) for 150 to 200 passengers civil aircrafts. OBIGGS are systems in which the oxygen needed to support fires or explosions is removed from the air introduced on the fuel tanks in parallel with the consumption of fuel to reduce the risk of fire (and subsequent risk of aircraft loss in flight) in the tanks. OBIGGS design vary and are optimised with the type of aircraft and the mission profile. The components of the system remain similar but need to be adapted and sized accordingly with the platform on which they are to be assembled. Generally the OBIGGS uses air bleeded from the engine and include an air separation module (to remove O2) and the appropriate instrumentation to control the operation and the distribution of the air enriched in nitrogen to the fuel tanks. The development of such system by CESA and EMK is to be based on current EMK's and CESA's knowledge and experience in related technologies: - CESA will primarily be in charge to define system requirements, develop this integrated system and some components (sensors, manifold, O3 converter) and ensure sales and promotion. CESA would also participate in development of the Electronic Control Unit and Hollow Fibre Tube technology definition. - EMK will primarily be in charge to develop several specific components such as the water separator, heat exchanger and hollow fibre tubes based on previous development for a different type of aircraft. At the time EMK will also participate in the manifold definition and production process.
Acronym: 
DEGASS
Project ID: 
9 917
Start date: 
01-10-2015
Project Duration: 
36months
Project costs: 
4 260 000.00€
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