Cargo Compartment Fire Protection
- Complete Wired and Wireless Systems for All Aircraft
- Control Panel
- Smoke Detectors
- Electronics Unit
- Fire Extinguisher
Complete Wired and Wireless Systems for All Aircraft
FAA regulatory action requires all operators of commercial transport aircraft with cargo compartments, including those originally designed as Class D (no fire detection or extinguishing required), to have fire protection equipment.
Using Kidde Aerospace & Defense components, Aerocon Engineering Company has developed and certified (STC'd) complete systems in order to support Class D retrofit programs, as well as any other cargo bay applications.
- Systems are completely FAA cerfified
- Available for DC-9, MD-80, MD-90, 727, 737, and many other aircraft
- Single or Dual (two detectors in one) Loop smoke detection systems
- Standard 60 minute or optional ETOPS (up to 120 minute) extinguishing systems
Aerocon's solution includes complete support for the entire scope of the modification, including:
- Survey of the aircraft to be treated
- Completion of any additional FAA documentation specific to the aircraft or fleet
- Assistance with any local regulatory authorities (including completion of required documentation)
- Supply of all parts (detectors, extinguishers, control panels, electronics, wiring, plumbing, attachment hardware and brackets) as a complete Installation Kit
- Comprehensive installation instructions
- All requisite operational/maintenance manual addenda
- On-site installation service
- Product Support
The panel is compatible with all ETOPS configured aircraft.
- Dust and containment screening/rejection
- Low power heater in smoke sampling chamber prevents condensation due to humid environments
- Temperature-compensated circuitry guarantees constant sensitivity
The innovative electronic design permits this high false-alarm immunity without compromising speed or response, resulting in a system that is extremely responsive to rapidly growing fires with limited smoke production. The only maintenance required is a cleaning during heavy ("C" or "D") maintenance checks.
The unit's "fit-and-forget" reliability is gained by using simple, reliable design techniques and microprocessors/software requiring maintenance or updates.
The units are light weight, hermetically sealed Nitronic 40 stainless steel designs with high reliability, long-life cartridges. The US DOT hydrostatic test interval for the cartridge is up to 14 years. All pressure switches and gauges are temperature compensated for high reliability, and can be checked while on the ground.
Typically, the extinguishers are configured to use the FAA-specified Halon 1301, but other extinguishing agents are available if required.