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PRESSURIZATION CONTROL SYSTEM - ADJUSTMENT/TEST
1. Pressurization Control System Test
A. General
(1) The pressurization control system test consists of four
tests. Two tests are required to verify the manual
control features of pressurization control, and two other
tests describe the automatic control and standby control
features respectively. All tests must be accomplished to
verify the pressurization control system, although there
may be occasions during maintenance where only one of the
tests is needed to prove the integrity of a part being
replaced or repaired. The requirement for testing will be
listed in applicable maintenance procedure when only a
part of the system test is needed.
(2) The four tests described are as follows: DC Manual Mode
Test, AC Manual Mode Test, Standby Mode Test, and
Automatic Mode Test. For a quick check of operational
characteristics of pressurization control system, refer
to AMM 21-31-000-2 .
(3) Preparations listed in 1.B.(1) are applicable to all of
the tests. Where additional preparation is required for
any of the tests, it will be listed as a step in the
applicable test procedure. Special test equipment, if
required, will be included in the test requiring the
equipment.
WARNING : OUTFLOW VALVE IS MOTOR-OPERATED. DO NOT INSERT
HAND OR TOOLS IN OUTLET DURING ANY GROUND
OPERATION OR INJURY TO PERSONNEL COULD OCCUR.

B. DC Manual Mode Test


(1) Prepare to test DC Manual Mode.
(a) Provide electrical power.
(b) Check that PRESS CONTROL LIGHTS circuit breaker on
load control center P6-2 panel is closed.

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(c) Place FLT-GRD switch on pressurization control


panel to GRD.
(d) Place mode selector switch to DC MAN.
(e) Check that six circuit breakers which supply power
to the cabin pressurization control system are
closed.
NOTE : MANUAL light will come on.

1) On all except N201FE-N217FE, position cargo


door switch to DISARM.
(f) Close LEVER LATCH circuit breaker on P6 panel.
NOTE : Allow approximately 5 minutes warm-up of
electronic components before proceeding with
tests on automatic or standby modes. AC
manual and dc manual modes may be tested with
no warm-up.

(2) Test DC Manual Mode.


(a) Place mode selector switch to DC MAN and check that
MANUAL light comes on.
(b) Check cabin pressurization outflow valve ground
operation.
1) Move and hold the manual outflow valve toggle
switch to OPEN and verify the outflow valve
moves toward the fully open position in a smooth
and continuous manner by observing VALVE
position indicator. Visually check that the
outflow valve is fully open.
2) Move and hold the manual outflow valve toggle
switch to CLOSED and verify the outflow valve
moves toward the fully closed position in a
smooth and continuous manner by observing VALVE
position indicator. Visually check that the
outflow valve is fully closed.
3) Operate outflow valve toggle switch until VALVE
position indicator is at about the center mark.

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4) Place FLT-GRD switch to FLT.


(c) Check cabin pressurization outflow valve flight
operation.
1) Move and hold the manual outflow valve toggle
switch to CLOSED and verify the outflow valve
moves toward the fully closed position in a
smooth continuous manner by observing the valve
position indicator. Visually check that the
outflow valve is fully closed.
2) Move and hold the manual outflow valve toggle
switch to OPEN and verify the outflow valve
moves toward the fully open position in a smooth
continuous manner by observing the valve
position indicator. Visually check that the
outflow valve is fully open.
NOTE : If a 10-61209-10 cabin pressure selector
panel is installed, the outflow valve
will move incrementally in the FLT mode
with each toggle switch actuation. The
toggle switch must be cycled in order to
fully close or open the outflow valve.

3) Place FLT-GRD switch to GRD.


4) Select A/C MANUAL OPEN and ensure that outflow
valve is open.
5) If no longer required, remove electrical power
from airplane.
6) If outflow valve moves in an erratic manner, as
observed on the valve position indicator, the
outflow valve should be replaced.
C. AC Manual Mode Test
(1) Prepare to test AC Manual Mode.
(a) Refer to par. 1.B.(1).
(2) Test AC Manual Mode.

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(a) Place mode selector switch to AC MAN and check that


MANUAL light comes on.
(b) Check cabin pressurization outflow valve ground
operation.
1) Move and hold the manual outflow valve toggle
switch to CLOSED and verify the outflow valve
moves toward the fully closed position in a
smooth continuous manner by observing the valve
position indicator. Visually check that the
outflow valve is fully closed.
2) Move and hold the manual outflow valve toggle
switch to OPEN and verify the outflow valve
moves toward the fully open position in a smooth
continuous manner by observing the valve
position indicator. Visually check that the
outflow valve is fully open.
3) Operate outflow valve toggle switch until VALVE
position indicator is at about the center mark.
4) Place FLT-GRD switch to FLT.
(c) Check cabin pressurization outflow valve flight
operation.
1) Move and hold the manual outflow valve toggle
switch to CLOSED and verify the outflow valve
moves toward the fully closed position in a
smooth and continuous manner by observing VALVE
position indicator. Visually check that the
outflow valve is fully closed.
2) Move and hold the manual outflow valve toggle
switch to OPEN and verify the outflow valve
moves toward the fully open position in a smooth
and continuous manner by observing VALVE
position indicator. Visually check that the
outflow valve is fully open.
NOTE : If a 10-61209-10 cabin pressure selector
panel is installed, the outflow valve
will move incrementally in the FLT mode
with each toggle switch actuation. The

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toggle switch must be cycled in order to


fully close or open the outflow valve.

3) Place FLT-GRD switch to GRD.


4) Select A/C MANUAL OPEN and ensure that outflow
valve is open.
5) Remove electrical power if no longer required.
6) If outflow valve moves in an erratic manner, as
observed on the valve position indicator, the
outflow valve should be replaced.
D. Standby Mode Test
(1) Prepare to test Standby Mode.
(a) Refer to par. 1.B.(1).
(b) Energize No. 1 air data computer by closing AIR
DATA CMPTR circuit breaker on P18 circuit breaker
panel.
(2) Test Standby Mode.
(a) On control panel set CAB ALT to field altitude and
CABIN RATE at pip mark.
(b) Set current barometric correction.
1) On N201FE-N217FE set first officer"s altimeter.
2) On all except N201FE-N217FE, set barometric
correction selector on P4 panel.
(c) Set CAB ALT to 200 feet below field altitude.
(d) Place mode selector switch to STBY and check that
STANDBY light comes on.
(e) Check that outflow valve is open, or opens.
(f) Check standby mode flight operation.
1) Open LEVER LATCH circuit breaker on P6-3 panel
and check that outflow valve goes to full closed
position in 10 to 40 seconds as observed on
VALVE position indicator

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2) Place FLT-GRD switch to FLT.


3) Close LEVER LATCH circuit breaker and check
that outflow valve remains closed.
4) Set CAB ALT to 200 feet above field altitude
and check that outflow valve goes to full open.
(g) Check airplane barometric correction
1) Set CAB ALT control setting to field elevation
CAUTION : DO NOT EXCEED NORMAL OPERATING RANGE
OF 28.10-31.00 IN. HG (952-1049 MB).
EXCEEDING RANGE MAY CAUSE MALFUNCTION
OF PRESSURIZATION SYSTEM

2) Set barometric correction selector to 0.3 in.


Hg (10 mbs) above value of step 1) and check
that outflow valve closes.
3) Set barometric correction selector to 0.6 in.
Hg (20 mbs) below last setting and check that
outflow valve opens.
4) Set barometric correction to corrected
pressure.
5) Select A/C MANUAL OPEN and ensure outflow valve
is open.
6) Remove electrical power if no longer required.
E. Automatic Mode Test
(1) Prepare to test Automatic Mode
(a) Refer to para 1.B.(1)
(b) Energize No. 1 air data computer by closing AIR
DATA CMPTR circuit breaker on P18 circuit breaker
panel.
(c) On pressure controllers with three CABIN pressure
fittings on front, plus controllers incorporating
Hamilton Standard SB 21-66, install vacuum source on
airplane pitot-static system, or on front of

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pressure controller after removing static sense


line.
(2) Test Automatic Mode
(a) Place mode selector switch to AUTO and check that
AUTO FAIL, STANDBY, OFF SCHED DESCENT and MANUAL
lights are off.
(b) Check ground pressurized and ground unpressurized
circuits.
1) Place FLT-GRD switch to FLT and check that
outflow valve goes to the full closed position
in approximately 30 seconds as observed on the
VALVE position indicator.
2) Place FLT-GRD switch to GRD and check that
outflow valve goes to full open within 30
seconds as observed on the VALVE position
indicator.
(c) Check automatic fault detector operation.
1) Place FLT-GRD switch to FLT.
2) Place mode selector switch to CHECK and check
that AUTO FAIL and STANDBY lights come on.
3) Place FLT-GRD switch to GRD and check that AUTO
FAIL and STANDBY lights go out.
4) Wait at least 30 seconds then place FLT-GRD
switch to FLT and check that all lights remain
out
NOTE : Elapsed time periods are required for
initial fault conditions to clear

5) Place mode selector switch to AUTO and check


that AUTO FAIL and STANDBY lights come on.
6) Place mode selector switch to STBY and check
that AUTO FAIL light goes out.
7) Wait at least 30 seconds and then place mode
selector switch to AUTO and check that STANDBY
light goes out

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8) Open AUTO AC circuit breaker on P6 panel and


check that AUTO FAIL light comes on immediately
and that STANDBY light comes on in 11 to 19
seconds.
9) Close AUTO AC circuit breaker
10) On airplanes with three CABIN pressure fitting
on front of controller, check that AUTO FAIL and
STBY lights go out.
11) On airplanes with one CABIN pressure fittings
on front of controller,
a) Place mode selector switch to STBY and
check that AUTO FAIL light goes out.
NOTE : At this time a delay of 20 to 30
seconds is necessary to allow induced
voltage to bleed off.

b) Place mode selector switch to AUTO and


check that STANDBY light goes out.
(d) Check automatic fault detector operation with
standby mode inoperative.
1) Place FLT-GRD switch to FLT.
2) Open STANDBY AC circuit breaker.
3) Open AUTO AC circuit breaker and check that
AUTO FAIL light comes on, but STANDBY light does
not.
4) Place FLT-GRD switch to GRD and check that AUTO
FAIL light goes out.
5) Close STANDBY AC circuit breaker.
6) Close AUTO AC circuit breaker.
(e) Check automatic mode barometric correction
circuits.
1) Set FLT ALT control to 35,000 feet.
2) Set LAND ALT control to 5,000 feet.

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3) Place FLT-GRD switch to FLT and wait for


outflow valve to close.
4) Set barometric correction selector or on
(N201FE-N217FE), captain"s altimeter barometric
correction to field elevation.
CAUTION : DO NOT EXCEED NORMAL BAROMETER
OPERATING RANGE OF 28.10-31.00 IN. HG
(952-1049 MB). EXCEEDING RANGE MAY
CAUSE MALFUNCTION OF PRESSURIZATION
SYSTEM.

5) Open LEVER LATCH circuit breaker on P6 panel


and check that outflow valve opens.
6) Set barometric correction selector or on
(N201FE-N217FE) captain"s altimeter barometric
correction to 0.3 in. Hg (10 mbs) above value of
step 4) and check that outflow valve goes to
full close within 1 minute as observed on VALVE
position indicator.
7) Set barometric correction selector or on
(N201FE-N217FE) captain"s altimeter barometric
correction to 0.6 in. Hg (20 mbs) below last
setting and check that outflow valve goes to
full open within 1 minute as observed on VALVE
position indicator.
8) Close LEVER LATCH circuit breaker and check
that outflow valve closes
(f) Check isobaric pressure reference.
1) Set FLT ALT control to 33,600 feet
2) Set LAND ALT control to 5,000 feet.
3) Set barometric correction selector or on
(N201FE-N217FE) captain"s altimeter barometric
correction to corrected pressure.
4) Open LEVER LATCH circuit breaker and check that
outflow valve opens.

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5) Set barometric correction selector or on


(N201FE-N217FE) captain"s altimeter barometric
correction to 29.00 Hg (982 mbs).
6) Assure that at least 2 minutes have passed
since the LEVER LATCH circuit breaker was
opened.
7) On pressure controllers with one CABIN PRESS
vent on front,
a) Press and hold ALT SLEW button on No. 1 air
data computer for at least 5 seconds.
b) Release button and check that OFF SCHD
DESCENT light comes on within 5 seconds and
then goes off after pressure signal has
returned to ambient.
8) On pressure controllers with three CABIN vents
on front, plus controllers incorporating
Hamilton Standard SB 21-66:
a) Activate vacuum source to increase altitude
at a rate of 2000 +/-300 ft/min. Stabilize
at 4000 ft above field altitude (4.0 +/-0.5
in. Hg vacuum) and hold for at least one
minute
b) Release vacuum at a rate of 2000 +/-300 ft/
min and check that OFF SCHD DESCENT light
comes on within 1 minute and then goes off
after pressure signal returns to ambient.
9) Slowly increase barometric correction at rate
not exceeding 0.30 in. Hg (10 mbs) per minute
while observing VALVE position indicator. When
outflow valve starts to close, stop changing
barometric setting unless a small increase is
required to completely close valve.
NOTE : Step 9) above is a setup step to just
close the valve. When completed, a slight
decrease in the correction will start the
outflow valve toward open.

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10) Increase LAND ALT setting to 5100 feet and


check that outflow valve remains closed.
11) Increase LAND ALT setting to 5700 feet and
check that outflow valve goes open.
12) Close LEVER LATCH circuit breaker.
13) Select A/C MANUAL OPEN and ensure outflow
valve is open.
14) Remove electrical power if no longer required.
2. Pressure Controller Test Point Function Test (see Ref. Fig.
501 )
A. General
(1) The tests described in the following paragraphs will
isolate problems to the pressure controller, pressure
control panel, outflow valve and barometric correction
potentiometers, landing gear module and air data computer
including the airplane wiring.
B. Equipment and Materials
(1) A specific voltage and tolerance range is provided for
the tests. All tests shall be conducted using the most
accurate meter available. A Simpson meter 260, model 4M
is acceptable for all readings with the exception of
voltage readings in the millivolt level. For outputs in
the millivolt level, a portable vacuum tube voltmeter or
digital voltmeter should be used (accuracy 0.020 volts
dc).
(2) When checking test jack 12 or test pin M, step N.(1), the
use of an instrument other than a Simpson meter 260 4M
may result in ac voltage readings significantly lower
than the specified tolerance, due to the filtering
characteristics of the instrument.
C. Standby Rate Potentiometer Wiper (Test Jack 1 or Test Pin A).
(1) Place CABIN RATE control on pressurization control panel
at the pip mark. Check that voltage between test jacks 1
and 13 is 0.056 0.010 volt dc, or between test pins A and
N is 0.024 0.024 volt dc.
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(2) Slowly move control knob from DECR to INCR and back to
DECR and check that there is a smooth change in voltage.
Between test jacks 1 and 13, the range is from 0.008
0.005 volt dc (DECR) to 0.350 0.050 volt dc (INCR).
Between test pins A and N the range is from 0.005 volt dc
(DECR) to 0.165 0.050 volt dc (INCR).
D. Flight Altitude Potentiometer Wiper (Test Jack 2 or Test Pin
B).
(1) Set FLT ALT control on pressurization control panel to
the following settings and check for the corresponding
voltages.

Altitude Volts dc
(feet) (0.1)
+4,000 +16.65
+12,000 +12.26
+20,000 +8.86
+36,000 +4.33

NOTE : Check that FLT ALT control knob releases after it


is pushed in to make a new setting. It should
rotate freely without changing the counter
numbers.

E. Land Altitude Potentiometer Wiper (Test Jack 3 or Test Pin C)


(1) Rotate LAND ALT control on pressurization control panel
from -990 thru 000 feet and check for a smooth linear
change in voltage.
(2) Set LAND ALT control on pressurization control panel to
the following settings and check for the corresponding
voltages.

Altitude Volts dc
(feet) (0.1)
-500 +8.31
+400 +7.68
+1,400 +7.00
+2,400 +6.34
+3,400 +5.70

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+4,400 +5.08
+5,400 +4.48

F. Auto Mode Barometric Correction Potentiometer Wiper (Test


Jack 4 or Test Pin D)
(1) Use captain"s altimeter barometric set (727-2S2F) or
barometric correction knob on P4 panel (all except
727-2S2F).
(a) Rotate barometric set knob through its range and
check for a smooth and continuous voltage change.
Set knob at 29.92 in. Hg (1013 mbs).
(b) Record field pressure and read voltage from chart
(see Ref. Fig. 502 ).
(c) Check that voltage at test jack 4 or test pin D is
within 0.025 volts of chart value.
G. Cabin Altitude Potentiometer Wiper (Test Jack 5 or Test Pin E)
(1) Rotate CAB ALT control on pressurization control panel
from -990 feet through 000 feet and check for a smooth
and continuous voltage change.
(2) Set CAB ALT control on pressurization control panel to
the following settings and check for the corresponding
voltages.

Altitude Volts dc Volts dc


(feet) (0.5) (0.05)
Test Jack 5 Test Pin E
+400 -7.68 -5.76
+1,400 -7.00 -5.25
+2,400 -6.34 -4.76
+3,400 -5.70 -4.28
+4,400 -5.08 -3.81
+5,400 -4.48 -3.36
+6,400 -3.89 -2.92
+7,400 -3.33 -2.50

H. Standby Mode Barometric Correction Potentiometer Wiper (Test


Jack 6 or Test Pin F).

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(1) Select STBY mode and place FLT-GRD switch to FLT. Rotate
first officer"s altimeter barometric set knob through its
range and check for smooth and continuous voltage change.
Set knob at 29.92 in. Hg (1013 mbs).
(2) Record field pressure and read voltage from chart (see
Ref. Fig. 502 ).
(3) Check that voltage at test jack 6 or test pin F is within
0.025 volt of chart value.
I. FLT-GRD Switch (Test Jack 7 or Test Pin G).
(1) Place FLT-GRD switch to GRD.
(2) Check that LEVER LATCH circuit breaker on panel P6 is
closed (in). Check that voltage at test jack 7 or test
pin G, is 20 to 31 volts dc.
NOTE : If no voltage is present at test jack 7 or test
pin G, check for an open ground on the ground
sensor in the landing gear strut switch circuit.

(3) Open LEVER LATCH circuit breaker and check that voltage
at test jack 7 or test pin G, is less than 2 volts dc.
(4) Close LEVER LATCH circuit breaker and check that voltage
at test jack 7 or test pin G, is 20 to 31 volts dc.
(5) Place FLT-GRD switch to FLT and check that voltage at
test jack 7 or test pin G, is less than 2 volts dc.
J. Air Data Computer Potentiometer Wiper (Test Jack 8 or Test Pin
H).
CAUTION : TO AVOID DAMAGE TO AIR DATA COMPUTER, ASSURE THAT
VOLTMETER IS SET AT THAT PROPER VOLTAGE SCALE BEFORE
MAKING CONTACT BETWEEN TEST JACKS 8 AND 13 OR TEST
PINS H AND N. DO NOT CHANGE VOLTAGE SCALES AFTER
CONTACT IS MADE BETWEEN TEST JACKS 8 AND 13 OR TEST
PINS H AND N. IF A MULTIMETER IS USED, DO NOT USE
THE OHMS SCALE OF THE METER AT TEST JACK 8 OR TEST
PIN H.

(1) Record field pressure and check voltage as applicable.


Voltage between jacks 8 and 13 - Multiply field pressure
by 0.6448 volt/in. Hg, or by"0.0191 volts/mbs as
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applicable. Voltage between pins H and N - Multiply field


pressure by 0.4836 volts/in. Hg, or by 0.0143 volts/mbs.
as applicable. Voltage reading on meter should agree with
calculated voltage within 0.1 volt dc.
K. AC Actuator Motor Brake Voltage (Test Jack 9 or Test Pin J)
(1) Place mode selector switch to AUTO and check that voltage
at test jack 9 or test pin J is 19 to 33 volts dc.
(2) Place mode selector switch to STBY and check that voltage
at test jack 9 or test pin J is less than 2 volt dc.
(3) Place mode selector switch to AC MAN and FLT-GRD switch
to GRD.
(4) Move outflow valve toggle switch to CLOSE and then to
OPEN and check that voltage at test jack 9 or test pin J
is 19 to 33 volts dc for both switch positions.
L. AC Actuator Clutch Voltage (Test Jack 10 or Test Pin K)
(1) Place mode selector switch to AUTO and check that voltage
at test jack 10 or test pin K is less than 2 volts dc.
(2) Place mode selector switch to AC MAN and move outflow
valve toggle switch to CLOSE and then to OPEN. Check that
voltage at test jack 10 or test pin K is less than 2
volts dc.
(3) Place mode selector switch to STBY and check that
voltage at test jack 10 or test pin K is 20 to 31 volts
dc.
(4) Place mode selector switch to DC MAN and check that
voltage at test jack 10 or test pin K is 20 to 31 volts
dc.
M. DC Actuator Clutch Voltage (Test Jack 11 or Test Pin L)
(1) Place mode selector switch to AUTO and then to AC MAN.
Check that voltage at test jack 11 or test pin L is less
than 2 volts dc.
(2) Place mode selector switch to STBY and then to DC MAN.
Check that voltage at test jack 11 or test pin L is 20 to
31 volts dc.

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N. AC Actuator Motor Winding (Test Jack 12 or Test Pin M).


(1) Place mode selector switch to AUTO and FLT-GRD switch to
FIT. With the outflow valve at the stop, and as the valve
moves from the open to closed position, check that
voltage at test jack 12 or test pin M is 10 volts ac
minimum.
(2) Place mode selector switch to AC MAN and place outflow
valve toggle switch to OPEN. Check that voltage at test
jack 12 is less than 2 volts ac or test pin M is 16 to 32
volts ac.
(3) Move outflow valve toggle switch to CLOSE. Check that
voltage at test jack 12 is 16 to 32 volts ac or test pin
M is less than 2 volts ac.
O. Standby System Scheduling Voltage (Test Jack 14 or Test Pin P)
Auto System Scheduling Voltage (Test Jack 15 or Test Pin R).
CAUTION : ASSURE THAT VOLTMETER IS IN THE DC VOLTS POSITION
BEFORE CHECKING TEST JACKS 14 AND 15 OR TEST PINS P
AND R TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO PRESSURE CONTROLLER.

(1) Record voltage at test jack 14 or test pin P.


(2) Record voltage at test jack 15 or test pin R.
NOTE : The difference between the voltages recorded at
test jack 14 and 15 or test pin P and R should be
no more than 0.5 volt dc.

3. Standby Rate Check


A. Check that all cabin doors and sliding windows are closed.
B. Start and operate air cycle packs in MANUAL-COLD (Ref 21-00,
Maintenance Practices).
C. Set CAB ALT to -500 feet.
D. Set CABIN RATE selector to vertical position.
E. Set mode selector to STBY.
F. Set FIT/GRD toggle switch to FIT. Check that CABIN CLIMB
stabilizes at 1000.

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G. Set FLT/GAD toggle switch to GRD. Check that CABIN CLIMB


stabilizes at 1000.
H. Set CABIN RATE selector to pip mark.
I. Set FLT/GRD switch to FLT. When CABIN CLIMB stabilizes at 300
100 SL FEET PER MIN down, set CABIN RATE selector to full DECR
position. Check that CABIN CLIMB stabilizes at 50 50 SL FEET
PER MIN down before moving near zero.
J. Set FLT/GRD switch to GRD. When CABIN CLIMB stabilizes at 50 50
SL FEET PER MIN up, set CABIN RATE selector to pip mark. Check
that CABIN CLIMB stabilizes at 300 100 SL FEET PER MIN up
before moving near zero.
4. Standby Altitude Check
A. Open sliding window in flight compartment.
B. Start and operate air cycle packs in MANUAL-COLD (Ref 21-00,
Maintenance Practices).
C. Set CAB ALT to 200 feet above field elevation.
D. Set FLT/GRD switch to FLT and reset CAB ALT down slowly until
outflow valve starts to close.
E. Set CAB ALT in position at which outflow valve movement is
minimized. Check that CAB ALT reads field elevation 120 feet.
F. Set FLT/GRD switch to GRD.
G. Close sliding window in flight compartment.
5. Auto Rate Check
A. Start and operate air cycle packs in MANUAL-COLD (Ref 21-00
MP).
B. Set mode selector to AUTO.
C. Set FLT/GRD switch to FLT. Check that CABIN CLIMB stabilizes at
250 to 450 SL FEET PER MIN down before moving near zero.
D. Set FLT/GRD switch to FLT. Check that CABIN CLIMB stabilizes at
250 to 450 SL FEET PER MIN down before moving near zero.
E. Restore airplane to normal.

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6. Pressurization Outflow Valve Resistance Tests


A. Remove outflow valve (Ref 21-31-11/401).
B. At connectors D950 (AC clutch) and D952 (DC clutch), check that
resistance between pins 6 and 7 is 21 ± 3 ohms and resistance
between pins 8 and 11 is 10 ± 1.5 kohms.
NOTE : This step checks the resistance of the AC and DC
clutches and the valve feedback potentiometers.

C. Install the outflow valve (Ref 21-31-11/401).


7. CPS-22 Pressure Controller Function Test with Federal Express (FEC)
Flight Line Breakout Test Box and Harness
A. General
(1) The test described in the following paragraphs will
isolate problems to the pressure control panel, outflow
valve and barometric correction potentiometers, landing
gear module, and air data computer including airplane
wiring.
B. Equipment and materials.
(1) A specific voltage and tolerance range is provided for
the tests. All tests shall be conducted using the most
accurate meter available. A Simpson Meter 260, Model 4M
is acceptable for all readings with the exception of
voltage readings in the millivolt level. For outputs in
the millivolt level, a portable vacuum tube voltmeter or
digital voltmeter should be used (accuracy 0.020 volts
dc).
(2) When checking test position M, step 0.(1), the use of an
instrument other than a Simpson Meter 260, Model 4M, may
result in AC voltage readings significantly lower than
the specified tolerance, due to filtering characteristics
of the instrument.
(3) Equipment required: FEC P/N B2T-21-001-01, CPC-22 Flight
Line Breakout Test Box and Harness, Digital voltmeter or
Simpson Meter 260.
C. Prepare to Perform Functional Test Utilizing FEC Flight Line
Breakout Test Box and Harness.
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(1) Starting in the control cabin, unroll harness leaving the


position switch breakout box in the control cabin and
take plug end of harness to E and E compartment.
(2) Gain access to CPC-22 pressure controller located in E
and E compartment, E3-2 Electronic rack.
(3) Remove dust cap from controller test plug J1, located on
upper right corner and connect harness plug to J1 test
plug connection.
(4) Provide electrical power to aircraft, check that seven
(7) AIR CONDITIONING PRESSURE SYSTEM circuit breakers on
P6-2 panel are closed.
WARNING : OUTFLOW VALVE IS MOTOR OPERATED. DO NOT INSERT
HAND OR TOOLS IN OUTLET DURING THIS GROUND
TEST/OPERATION OR INJURY TO PERSONNEL COULD
OCCUR.

(5) Allow at least 10 minutes for equipment warm up before


proceeding with the function test.
(6) Connect digital voltmeter to test jacks on the breakout
switch box in control cabin.
D. Standby Rate Potentiometer Wiper (Test Position A).
(1) Position test box switch to position A.
(2) Place CABIN RATE control on pressurization control panel
at the pip mark. Check that voltage is 0.024 0.010 volt
dc.
(3) Slowly rotate CABIN RATE control knob to DECR position
then slowly to INCR position and back to DECR position.
Check that there is a smooth linear change in voltage,
ranging from 0.005 0.005 volt dc (DECR) to 0.165 0.050
volt dc (INCR).
E. Flight Altitude Potentiometer Wiper (Test Position B).
(1) Position test box switch to position B.
(2) Set FLT ALT control on pressurization control panel to
following settings and check for corresponding voltages.

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Altitude Volts dc
(feet) (0.1)
+4,000 +16.65
+12,000 +12.26
+20,000 +8.86
+36,000 +4.33

NOTE : Check that FLT ALT control knob releases after it


is pushed in to make a new setting. It should
rotate freely without changing the counter
numbers.

F. Land Altitude Potentiometer Wiper (Test Position C)


(1) Position test box switch to position C.
(2) Rotate LAND ALT control on pressurization control panel
from -990 feet through 000 feet and check for a smooth
linear change in voltage.
(3) Set LAND ALT control on pressurization control panel to
following settings and check for corresponding voltages.

Altitude Volts dc
(feet) (0.1)
-500 +8.31
+400 +8.31
+1,400 +7.00
+2,400 +6.34
+3,400 +5.70
+4,400 +5.08
+5,400 +4.48

G. Auto Mode Barometric Correction Potentiometer Wiper (Test


Position D)
(1) Position test box switch to position D.
(2) Rotate captain"s altimeter barometric set knob (727-2S2F
airplanes) or barometric correction knob (all except
727-2S2F airplanes) through its range and check for
smooth and continuous voltage change. Set altimeter
barometric correction to read 29.92 in. Hg (1013 mbs).

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(3) Record field pressure and voltage from Ref. Figure


503 .
(4) Check that voltage in test position D is within 0.025
volts of Figure 503 value.
H. Cabin Altitude Potentiometer Wiper (Test Position E).
(1) Position test box switch to position E.
(2) Rotate CAB ALT control on pressurization control panel
from -990 feet through 000 feet and check for a smooth
and continuous voltage change.
(3) Position CAB ALT control on pressurization control panel
to following settings and check for corresponding
voltages.
Altitude Volts dc
(feet) (0.1)
+400 -5.76
+1,400 -5.25
+2,400 -4.76
+3,400 -4.28
+4,400 -3.81
+5,400 -3.36
+6,400 -2.92
+7,400 -2.50

I. Standby Mode Barometric Correction Potentiometer Wiper (Test


Position F).
(1) Position test box switch to position F.
(2) Select STBY mode and position FLT GRD switch to FLT.
Rotate first officer"s altimeter barometric set knob
through its range and check for smooth and continuous
voltage change. Set knob at 29.92 in. Hg (1013 mbs).
(3) Record field pressure and read voltage from Ref. Figure
503 .
(4) Check that voltage in test position F is within 0.025
volt of Figure 503 value.

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J. FLT-GRD Switch (Test Position G).


(1) Position test box switch to position G.
(2) Position FLT-GRD switch on pressurization control panel
to GRD.
(3) Check that the LEVER LATCH circuit breaker on P6-3 panel
is closed. Check that voltage in test position G is 20 to
31 volts dc.
NOTE : If no voltage is present in test position G, check
for an open ground on the ground sensor in landing
gear strut switch circuit.

(4) Open LEVER LATCH circuit breaker and check that voltage
in test position G is less than 2 volts dc.
(5) Close LEVER LATCH circuit breaker and check that voltage
in test position G is 20 to 31 volts dc.
(6) Position FLT-GRD switch on pressurization control panel
to FLT. Check that voltage in test position G is less
than 2 volts dc.
K. Air Data Computer Potentiometer Wiper (Test Position H).
CAUTION : TO AVOID DAMAGE TO AIR DATA COMPUTER, ENSURE THAT
VOLTMETER IS SET AT PROPER VOLTAGE SCALE BEFORE
MAKING SELECTION ON TEST BOX ROTARY SWITCH TO
POSITION H. DO NOT CHANGE VOLTAGE SCALES AFTER
SELECTION TO POSITION H. IF A MULTIMETER IS USED, DO
NOT USE THE OHMS SCALE OF THE METER WHEN SELECTED TO
POSITION H.
NOTE : Select voltage scale that allows most accurate readings
for voltages between -13.5 to -15 volts dc.

(1) Record field barometric pressure and multiply by -0.4833


volts/in. Hg, or by -0.0147 volts/mbs, as applicable.
(2) Position test box switch to position H. Check voltage
reading at position H and compare with calculated voltage
value. Voltage should read within 0.030 volt dc of
calculated voltage value.
L. AC Actuator Motor Brake Voltage (Test Position J).

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(1) Position test box switch to position J.


(2) Position mode selector switch on pressurization control
panel to AUTO and check the voltage in test position J is
19 to 33 volts dc.
(3) Position mode selector to STBY and check that voltage in
test position J is less than 2 volts dc.
(4) Position mode selector to AC MAN. Position FLT-GRD switch
to GRD.
(5) Position outflow valve toggle switch to full OPEN and
then to full CLOSE. Check that voltage in test position J
is 19 to 33 volts dc for both outflow valve positions.
M. AC Actuator Clutch Voltage (Test Position K).
(1) Position test box switch to position K.
(2) Position mode selector switch on pressurization control
panel to AUTO and check that voltage in test position K
is less than 2 volts dc.
(3) Position mode selector switch to the AC MAN and move
outflow valve toggle switch to CLOSE and then to OPEN.
Check that voltage in test position K is less than 2
volts dc.
(4) Position mode selector switch to STBY and check voltage
in test position K is 20 to 31 volts dc.
(5) Position mode selector switch to DC MAN and check voltage
in test position K is 20 to 31 volts dc.
N. DC Actuator Clutch Voltage (Test Position L).
(1) Rotate test box switch to position L.
(2) Position mode selector switch on pressurization control
panel to AUTO and then to AC MAN. Check that voltage in
test position L is less than 2 volts dc.
(3) Position mode selector switch on pressurization control
panel to STBY and then to DC MAN. Check that voltage in
test position L is 20 to 31 volts dc

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O. AC Actuator Motor Winding (Test Position M).


(1) Rotate test box switch to position M.
(2) Position mode selector switch on pressurization control
panel to AUTO and FLT-GRD switch to FLT. Observe outflow
valve position indicator, as valve moves from OPEN to
CLOSE positions check that voltage in test position M is
10 volts as minimum.
(3) Position mode selector switch to AC MAN and hold outflow
valve toggle switch to OPEN. Check that voltage in test
position M is 16 to 32 volts ac
(4) Hold outflow valve toggle switch to CLOSE. Check that
voltage in test position M is less than 2 volts ac.
P. Standby System Scheduling Voltage (Test Position P) and Auto
System Scheduling Voltage (Test Position R).
(1) Rotate test box switch to position P and record voltage.
(2) Rotate test box switch to position R and record voltage.
NOTE : The difference between the voltages recorded at
test positions P and R should be no more than 0.5
volt dc.

8. Pressurization Outflow Valve Resistance Tests


A. Remove outflow valve (Ref 21-31-11/401).
B. At connectors D950 (AC clutch) and D952 (DC clutch), check that
resistance between pins 6 and 7 is 21 3 ohms and resistance
between pins 8 and 11 is 10 1.5 kohms.
NOTE : This step checks the resistance of the AC and DC
clutches and the valve feedback potentiometers.

C. Install the outflow valve (Ref 21-31-11/401).

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