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B727 AMM - HYDRAULIC SYSTEM B - MAINTENANCE

PRACTICES
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HYDRAULIC SYSTEM B - MAINTENANCE PRACTICES
1. General
A. The maintenance practices included in this section (201-299
page block) are general maintenance instructions that do not
definitely fall within a specific category. Other maintenance
instructions, such as Servicing, Removal/Installation,
Adjustment/Test, etc., are provided in the applicable page
blocks.
2. Pressurize Hydraulic System B
A. General
(1) To pressurize hydraulic system B, two methods may be
used. System B electric motor-driven pumps or hydraulic
service cart.
WARNING : PERSONNEL SHOULD STAY CLEAR OF LEADING EDGE
FLAPS WHEN ANY HYDRAULIC SYSTEM ON THE
AIRPLANE IS BEING OPERATED BY SYSTEM B.

(a) Pressurizing hydraulic system B will supply


hydraulic power to upper rudder, ailerons, inboard
spoilers, etc. Care should be taken to isolate or
tag systems not being tested to prevent injury to
personnel or damage to airplane and equipment.
(2) On hot days or when fuel temperature is known to be above
90°F, monitor the system B overheat indicator on the
third crewman's panel while running the system B pumps
for ground maintenance and checkout procedures and switch
pumps off when overheat is indicated.
(3) If intermittent system B pump operation is contemplated,
the following procedure should be used.
(a) In a 5-minute period, do not make more than five
starts on any one pump. Allow at least 30 seconds
between pump restarts. If more than five starts are
to be attempted, the pump should be run for 5
minutes after the fifth start subject to precaution
on par. (2) or allowed to cool for 30 minutes.

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CAUTION : REPEATED STARTS OF SYSTEM B PUMPS SHOULD


BE AVOIDED. HIGH STARTING LOADS COULD
CAUSE MOTOR TO OVERHEAT AND RESULT IN
SUBSEQUENT FAILURE. IF SYSTEM USAGE
REQUIRES REPEATED STARTS, THE HYDRAULIC
SERVICE CART SHOULD BE USED.

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System B No. 2 Pump Pressure and Supply Disconnects


Figure 201 (Sheet 1)

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B. Equipment and Materials
(1) Hydraulic Service Cart - BMS 3-11, 0 to 3000 psig; the
maximum permissible flow rate should not exceed 20
gallons per minute at 3000 psi
C. Pressurize Hydraulic System B (Electric Motor-Driven Pump)
CAUTION : 250 GALLONS (1625 POUNDS; 725 KILOGRAMS) OF FUEL IS
REQUIRED IN THE NO. 1 FUEL TANK TO PROVIDE HYDRAULIC
FLUID COOLING. IF AIRPLANE IS IN NORMAL GROUND
ATTITUDE ± 1 DEGREE, 200 GALLONS (1300 POUNDS; 614
KILOGRAMS) OF FUEL IS ADEQUATE.

(1) Provide electrical power to airplane.


(2) On the third crewman's lower instrument panel switch,
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM B - ELEC PUMP 1 and/or ELEC PUMP 2 to
ON.
(3) Pressurize hydraulic system for a sufficient time to
complete all necessary checks.
(4) Determine whether there is any further need for hydraulic
pressure on airplane. If not, return system to normal
configuration.
(5) Determine whether there is any further need for
electrical power on airplane. If not, remove electrical
power.
D. Pressurize Hydraulic System B (Hydraulic Service Cart)
(1) Open hydraulic access door.
(2) Disconnect No. 2 pump pressure disconnect and No. 2 pump
supply disconnect (Fig. 201).
(3) Connect hydraulic service cart to applicable disconnected
lines.
CAUTION : WHEN INSTALLING HOSE HALF OF THE QUICK
DISCONNECT, CHECK THAT INDICATOR PINS ARE
EXTENDED A MINIMUM OF 0.06 INCH. IF THE
INDICATOR PINS ARE NOT PROPERLY EXTENDED FLUID

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FLOW WILL BE RESTRICTED OR COMPLETELY STOPPED


AND RESERVOIR AND/OR PUMP DAMAGE MAY RESULT.

(4) Pressurize hydraulic system B for sufficient time to


complete all checks necessary.
CAUTION : WHEN PRESSURIZING THE MAXIMUM FLOW-RATE SHOULD
NOT EXCEED 20 GALLONS PER MINUTE.

(5) Determine whether there is any further need for hydraulic


pressure on airplane. If not, remove external hydraulic
power and return system to normal configuration.
CAUTION : WHEN INSTALLING HOSE HALF OF THE QUICK-
DISCONNECT, CHECK THAT INDICATOR PINS ARE
EXTENDED A MINIMUM OF 0.06 INCH. IF THE
INDICATOR PINS ARE NOT PROPERLY EXTENDED FLUID
FLOW WILL BE RESTRICTED OR COMPLETELY STOPPED
AND RESERVOIR AND/OR PUMP DAMAGE MAY RESULT.

(6) Close hydraulic access door.


3. Depressurize Hydraulic System B
A. Check hydraulic pressure gage to ensure zero pressure in
hydraulic system B.
B. When maintenance being performed on system B affects the return
side of the hydraulic system, the system B reservoir will have
to be depressurized.
C. Check that hydraulic system B electric pump switches are OFF.
D. If electrical power was used, determine whether there is any
further need for electrical power on airplane. If not, remove
electrical power.
4. Depressurize Hydraulic System B Reservoir
A. General
(1) System A, system B, and standby are interconnected and
are depressurized simultaneously.
B. To depressurize the hydraulic system reservoirs, refer to
29-11-0, Maintenance Practices .

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