Testing Aircraft Solenoid Valves Is Critical
Aircraft Basic Fuel System Requirements & Testing Aircraft Fuel & Bleed Solenoid Valves
Testing aircraft solenoid valves is critical on all powered aircraft require fuel on board to operate the engine(s). A fuel system consisting of storage tanks, pumps, filters, valves, fuel lines, metering devices, and monitoring devices is designed and certified under strict Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) guidelines. Each system must provide an uninterrupted flow of contaminant- free fuel regardless of the aircraft’s attitude. Since fuel load can be a significant portion of the aircraft’s weight, a sufficiently strong airframe must be designed. Varying fuel loads and shifts in weight during maneuvers must not negatively affect control of the aircraft in flight. Read More . . . . . .
Aircraft APU Fuel Control Valve
The Bartol Mag-Probe can Effectively Test Aircraft Fuel & Bleed Solenoid Valves. Consistently Separating Mechanical from Electrical Problems in Seconds.
Since testing aircraft Bartol Research does not advocate discontinuing use of voltmeters, Fluke meters or any other voltage testers. We recommend initial testing of electrically operated solenoid valves & relays be accomplished using the Mag-Probe in order to separate electrical from mechanical malfunctions in seconds. With the Mag-Probe, there is no need to disconnect relays on aircraft panels to perform a test. All Electrically Operated Solenoid valves and relays can be tested while equipment is fully operational as the Mag-Probe does not require contact to conduct a test. The Bartol Mag-Probe detects the magnetic field around the coil of a solenoid valve or relay. When the indicator light is on it confirms that current, continuity, and voltage are present. The next step would be to troubleshoot for a mechanical problem.