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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#26 Post by hoptwoit » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:40 pm

Even if their losses were covered, don't you think that not burning down their hangar would be a better outcome???

Even if their losses were covered, don't you think that not burning down their hangar would be a better outcome???

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: Even if their losses were covered, don't you think that not burning down their hangar would be a better outcome???

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#27 Post by rubberboot » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:41 am

What r u talking about...I see what they mean?
Doing it right is irrelevant
...that was your response to my post that you quoted...am I not allowed to respond if I disagree?


You are more then welcome to disagree, yet there is probably better ways to get your point across without the appearance of an attack. Your not alone - I see this trait way too often in the forums I belong too. Its disappointing, and I gladly will admit getting sucked into the vortex from time to time. If you read that as an attack, you have my apologies as it was not intended that way at all. It was meant to point out that SOMEBODY can do something right, and have the bad hand of fate comes along to wreck all of your preplanning... look at it in it's entirety, not in the small section quoted above.

I think it comes down to multiple ways of reading the same thing.
Go tell an Occupational health and safety inspector about commonsense...

Now that would be just stupid...and THAT is common sense.
This is what I am talking about regarding common sense. It doesn't exist, because everyones concept of common sense is different. Our manager mentioned that term, and got a lecture from OHS. I have seen a training package for a folding step ladder....

Did insurance cover AirSpray's losses?

Did insurance cover AirSpray's losses?

Did insurance cover AirSpray's losses?
no idea whether they did or not. That is something they would know. Was the fire even started by defueling in a hangar?

I think we have strayed off topic, so I am going to stop here.

To the OP, if you choose to defuel or refuel in a hangar is up to what you are willing to risk. Just be aware that the airport directives or your insurance may not appreciate this procedure.
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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#28 Post by Troubleshot » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:07 am

Somebody should have warned you Rubberboot about the maintenance forum troll via PM. Anyway, I would just stop now. You will not get anywhere.

You'll just get a lot of hacked-up quotes, plenty of (..........), and a shit ton of emoticons. He is an expert on all subjects and will go off the rails if you disagree with him. If he starts a post with a "huh" , "ummm", or "uh..." he is insinuating you are an idiot and how dare you even post on the subject.

If you posted the sky is blue, expect a response like "huh??????.....what if its cloudy?????? :lol: " This is the type of hair-splitting nonsense you'll get from this guy. Anyway, just an FYI.

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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#29 Post by NeverBlue » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:28 am

...completely off topic TS

Boot...it's you that brought insurance up.
Was the fire even started by defueling in a hangar?
Yes...it was started by an AME that simply unplugged and extension cord when fuel was being handled in the hangar.
I have seen a training package for a folding step ladder....
yes indeed...ladder training required...fall arrest training if you go above a certain height...all to save money from being sued and don't mention common sense at all please.

...but it still exists

If he starts a post with a "huh" , "ummm", or "uh..." he is insinuating you are an idiot and how dare you even post on the subject.
:lol: ummmm...HUH?
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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#30 Post by NeverBlue » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:33 am

Even if their losses were covered, don't you think that not burning down their hangar would be a better outcome???
I don't get it HOPTWOIT..

So all airplanes should just stay on the ground then?

I mean...if you're not safe you could crash...so let's just never fly?
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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#31 Post by NeverBlue » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:58 am

https://work.alberta.ca/documents/WHS-LEG_ohsc_p10.pdf

Hangars are Class I locations for fuel storage and handling...allowed under the OHSA
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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#32 Post by hoptwoit » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:01 pm

NeverBlue wrote:
Even if their losses were covered, don't you think that not burning down their hangar would be a better outcome???
I don't get it HOPTWOIT..

So all airplanes should just stay on the ground then?

I mean...if you're not safe you could crash...so let's just never fly?


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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#33 Post by rubberboot » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:51 pm

NeverBlue wrote: Boot...it's you that brought insurance up.
Yes, and insurance is within context for something he should consider before "hoping" that he defuels/fuels the right way inside a hangar.

I was referring to the "common sense" discussions. it is pretty obvious to me we will not see eye to eye and that's ok. I can gladly agree to disagree.
Troubleshot wrote:Somebody should have warned you Rubberboot about the maintenance forum troll via PM. Anyway, I would just stop now. You will not get anywhere.
Its all good. he is entitled to his opinion, I am entitled to mine and it is obvious to me anyways we look at things thru different glasses... I am 25yrs into my career, which also included working line fuelling/defueling aircraft as well as maintaining transport category stuff. If you notice my post count, I only post when I have something to add to the conversation; if not I just read it... It would take a lot to hurt my feelings. :D
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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#34 Post by NeverBlue » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:20 pm

What the heck have I said that could've possibly "hurt your feelings"

W tf ever!
"hoping" that he defuels/fuels the right way 
Hoping the right way? Really?

Who would do that?
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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#35 Post by NeverBlue » Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:52 pm

INDOOR DEFUELING PROCEDURES

When an aircraft is scheduled for maintenance, the fuel system may have to be drained. Whenever possible, the aircraft should be defueled outdoors before it is moved into a hangar or maintenance tent. However, during routine maintenance disassembly, an unexpected condition can be discovered that makes defueling necessary. If the aircraft is either in a jig or on jacks when the discovery is made, moving the aircraft outdoors is probably impossible. In such a situation, the responsible engineer must be notified immediately and all alternatives to indoor defueling should be considered. If indoor defueling is to occur, follow the procedures described below.

Preparing to Defuel

A number of procedures must be followed when preparing to defuel indoors. These are as follows:

Move all aircraft that can be moved out of the hangar and park them at least 50 feet away from the hangar.
Open the main doors of the hangar, and close any office or shop doors that open into a hangar. Opening the main doors provides maximum ventilation and will allow the force of an explosion to dissipate.
Turn off all engines, electrical equipment, or other possible spark sources within 50 feet. Do not start or continue the operation if there is an electrical storm in the immediate area or a fuel spill, crash, fire, or any other emergency at the airfield.
Clear at least 50 feet of all personnel and equipment that are not required for defueling.
Grounding

In a hangar, a water pipe or a buried grid usually provides the ground connection to an aircraft. In a tent, a ground rod provides this ground connection.

Defueling

Procedures to defuel an aircraft indoors are the same as those for defueling into a tank vehicle or container outdoors.
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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#36 Post by NeverBlue » Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:05 pm

Worked in a place across the water that had a system in place that removed all fuel from tanks when maintenance of any kind took place.
Zero fumes ( other than normal)...fuel was removed by pump and carried away by hose to a holding tank.

All of it done in the hangar every time an aircraft was brought in for maintenance. Every time.

Expensive system? No doubt...
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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#37 Post by GyvAir » Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:22 pm

NeverBlue wrote:Worked in a place across the water that had a system in place that removed all fuel from tanks when maintenance of any kind took place.
Zero fumes ( other than normal)...fuel was removed by pump and carried away by hose to a holding tank.

All of it done in the hangar every time an aircraft was brought in for maintenance. Every time.

Expensive system? No doubt...

Uhhhhmmmmmmm......
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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#38 Post by all_ramped_up » Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:53 pm

NeverBlue wrote:
INDOOR DEFUELING PROCEDURES

... If the aircraft is either in a jig or on jacks when the discovery is made, moving the aircraft outdoors is probably impossible. In such a situation, the responsible engineer must be notified immediately and all alternatives to indoor defueling should be considered. If indoor defueling is to occur, follow the procedures described below...
Saw this exact situation happen a couple weeks ago. Bird was up on jacks and couple of the guys were going to start the fuel system inspections... woops! It had full fuse and wings. So it had to be defueled indoors.

We have the proper hoses and attachments to drain via the LP pump to a properly bonded/grounded metallic drum. Bond Airframe to container, and container to ground and ground the Airframe then you've mitigated about all the risk you can. So with proper procedures followed by competent Techs, I don't see the problem.
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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#39 Post by NeverBlue » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:15 am

Whaaattt?.

Gyv, TS, Hop, Boot..nothing?

R we sure this guy isn't a "Troll" just trying to argue? I mean, all he's here to do is contradict you...

Mod's??

:lol:

+1 ramped_up.
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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#40 Post by rubberboot » Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:39 pm

NeverBlue wrote:What the heck have I said that could've possibly "hurt your feelings"

W tf ever!
Who said you hurt my feelings??? read what I wrote again - I said "it would take a lot to hurt my feelings". I think reading it completely, would help. Also, the response was to TS, not everything written revolves around NeverBlue...
NeverBlue wrote:
"hoping" that he defuels/fuels the right way
Hoping the right way? Really?

Who would do that?
that was my understanding of this advice that was given, with no other basis provided -
Do it right...no problem...
no tips or pointers, no guidance on how to do it right... just give'r. And its why I ended up posting again.
all_ramped_up wrote:
NeverBlue wrote:
INDOOR DEFUELING PROCEDURES

... If the aircraft is either in a jig or on jacks when the discovery is made, moving the aircraft outdoors is probably impossible. In such a situation, the responsible engineer must be notified immediately and all alternatives to indoor defueling should be considered. If indoor defueling is to occur, follow the procedures described below...
Saw this exact situation happen a couple weeks ago. Bird was up on jacks and couple of the guys were going to start the fuel system inspections... woops! It had full fuse and wings. So it had to be defueled indoors.

We have the proper hoses and attachments to drain via the LP pump to a properly bonded/grounded metallic drum. Bond Airframe to container, and container to ground and ground the Airframe then you've mitigated about all the risk you can. So with proper procedures followed by competent Techs, I don't see the problem.
Awesome. Glad it worked out, yet it does not sound like the norm. It sounds like the aircraft is normally defueled outside, correct? We had this happen to us as well. We lowered the aircraft to the ground rolled it outside to defuel it. It wasn't a risk our company was willing to take. Our company has other policies in place to cover the maintenance of aircraft in the hangar with fuel on board that defines a difference between line and heavy maintenance. Its not the competent tech you need to worry about - it is the ground handler, groomer, office admin clerk, customer, or other person that is not in the plan that is the issue. *I had written here that our company would defuel in a hangar if there was zero other options, but I have retracted that - we have a company policy that would prevent us from being in that situation in the first place so i will stand with our company will never defuel or fuel inside a hangar.
NeverBlue wrote:Whaaattt?.

Gyv, TS, Hop, Boot..nothing?

R we sure this guy isn't a "Troll" just trying to argue? I mean, all he's here to do is contradict you...

Mod's??

:lol:

+1 ramped_up.
All ramped up isn't trolling at all.. he is offering his opinion and it is based off of something he has experienced, same way I am. I respect his opinion, same way I still respect yours. So I am unsure what you are getting at - why are you so angry? I don't define trolling as someone offering a different opinion than my own... Do you?


*Edited - removed incorrect statement.
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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#41 Post by GyvAir » Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:35 pm

NeverBlue wrote:Whaaattt?.

Gyv, TS, Hop, Boot..nothing?

R we sure this guy isn't a "Troll" just trying to argue? I mean, all he's here to do is contradict you...

Mod's??

:lol:

+1 ramped_up.
Are you really itching that badly for a fight? I guess, we hadn't seen you for a while; tensions must've built up inside.
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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#42 Post by Pat Richard » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:16 pm

....just furthers the argument for ignoring him.
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Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

#43 Post by NeverBlue » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:26 am

Wow... :shock:

Yet here you are...
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