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  • n. The filling of a fuel tank with an inert gas to reduce the risk of explosion


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  • They're doing a process called inerting it, which means taking the volatile gases out and putting safe gases in.

    CNN Transcript Jul 14, 2005

  • The FAA came up with its own design for equipment to install in aircraft to accomplish the inerting.

    Robert Davey: The Legacy of TWA Flight 800

  • Lastly, it was the persistence of FAA engineers and scientists that made fuel-tank inerting a solution for commercial airplanes.

    The FAA: We're Safe, Getting Safer

  • Boeing, an early opponent of nitrogen-inerting devices, more than a year ago made them optional on certain planes but found no takers.

    Safety Pushes Stall at Embattled FAA

  • GOLDFARB: Well, as you may have heard, recently there's been some promising research using nitrogen, inerting (ph) nitrogen into the fuel vapor part of the gas tank, which in effect would preclude an explosion.

    CNN Transcript - Sunday Morning News: Fmr. FAA Administrator Discusses Ongoing Investigation Into TWA Flight 800 - July 16, 2000

  • Kinnison, even before inerting his ship preparatory to landing, called his commander.

    Galactic Patrol

  • Then, inerting her, he gave her a couple of notches of drive and cut her loose, for so a real miner would have done.

    Gray Lensman

  • Comac has chosen Parker to provide the aircraft's hydraulic, fuel and inerting systems, while Honeywell has been selected to provide the auxiliary power units.


  • "Parker is honored to have been chosen to supply the fuel, inerting, and hydraulic systems on the C919," said Parker Aerospace Vice President of Asia Pacific Pui Ho.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • (COMAC); and China Aviation Industry Systems Company (AVIC Systems) held a contract-signing ceremony today naming Parker the fuel, inerting, and hydraulic systems provider for the new COMAC C919 large aircraft, and to announce a joint venture between Parker and AVIC Systems.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper


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