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TACTICAL

AEROSPACE

CORPORATION

ENGINE FILTER SYSTEM Hughes 500 A-C OH6 Series I-3

This document provides information necessary for maintenance system to allow for safe operation and continued airworthiness.

and servicing of the engine filtration

TAC

ENGINEERING

APPROVED

SERVICE

APPROVED

PREPARED

BY

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1.

INTRODUCTION

l-l

GENERAL
The engine filter system is designed to protect the turbine engine from foreign object damage and micro erosion when operating in normal and severe environmental conditions. The system consists of a duct, filter element, low inlet pressure annunciation system, and a pilot actuated alternate system. The filter element is comprised of a specially formulated polymerized oil, suspended by a pleated wire cloth /cotton fabric matrix for the purpose of attracting and holding airborne dust particles. The filter element is serviced by cleaning and re-oiling at regular intervals, or upon requirement resulting from either performance loss or visual determination that performances could be adversely affected prior to next scheduled servicing. The electrically actuated alternate air system should be checked for correct operation at the time of 50 hour inspection, or prior to flight into environmental conditions potentially requiring the use of alternate air.

SERVICE

INSTRUCTION

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SECTION

2:

WIRING

DIAGRAM

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SECTION

3:

AIRWORTHINESS

LIMITATIONS

3- 1 SERVICE

INTERVALS

a. This section covers the basic maintenance and service procedures necessary for safe operation and continued airworthiness of the engine filter system. The service and inspection intervals designated herein are the maximum allowable and should not be exceeded. The filter element, when carefully removed, handled, serviced, will provide 1000 hours of service. b. When severe or unusual environmental conditions exist or as operational requireqents dictate, it is the responsibility of the operator to increase the frequency and scope of inspections necessary to ensure safe operation. Due to the operational nature of a barrier type filter, an important criteria for safe operation is a visually unobstructed inlet/filter. This can be accomplished by visual inspection of the filter through the inlet prior to each flight. Where as small suspended particles on the outside of the element do not cause an appreciable airflow restriction, large, obvious debris such as leaves, brush, litter, etc. should be removed prior to flight. Good judgment and practice will insure safe operation as well as long filter life.
C. Inspections, scheduled and conditional, shall be performed by qualified personnel and in accordance with standard aircraft practice. Compliance with all applicable Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives is mandatoty.

d.

The regular service intervals are as follows: 1) Visual inspection of element prior to each flight. 2) Cleaning and reapplication of oil: 100 hours/On condition 3) Element replacement: 1000 hours/On condition

3-2

SYSTEM
a.

INSPECTION

AND

TESTING

The Engine Filter System consists of four major components/systems 1) Element (see Section 6 for service and inception instructions) 2) Duct Structure and Mounting Components 3) Low Inlet Pressure Warning System 4) Alternate Air Source System
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b.

SYSTEM

INSPECTION

AND TESTING

(cant)

The following should be inspected at 100 hour intervals: 1) Service Element 2) Sealing a) visual check for a adequate seal between duct and airframe. b) visual check element to duct seal (D shaped seal) 3) General visual inspection of electrical and plumbing connections. 4) Cycling of alternate air door for proper function

C.

The following should be inspected at 300 hour intervals: .,?

1) Service Element (see Section 6) 2) Inspect element/duct fasteners for proper service
3) Visually inspect seals for cracking or deterioration 4) Check all composite components for cracks, loose, or missing rivets, chafing, or other abnormalities 6) Check alternate air system for proper operation (hinge, spring, hardware) 6) Inspect all hardware and fasteners for proper functioning

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FILTER

ELEMENT

SERVICING

4.~1 GENERAL
To insure proper function and maintain a high level of filtration efficiency great care should be taken when handling the element. The element is most likely to be damaged durfng servicing than in operation. Special care should be taken when removing and reinstalling the inlet cowling, as well as when removing and replacing the element from the duct. The pleated materials fragile wire mesh is easily damaged or deformed when allowed to scrape against other components. Careful attention to the following section will assure full service from the filter element.

4.2

REM&AL

AND

REINSTALLATION

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b)

Remove the inlet, DO NOT SCRAPE COWLING ON FILTER MEDIA. Loosen the ten l/4- turn fasteners holding the element in place and carefully remove it from the duct. Care should be taken when moving the element past the transmission oil cooler. Reinstallation is reverse of above. Se sure the pins at the aft end of the element are seated in the recepticles.

c)

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FILTER

ELEMENT

SERVICING

(cant)

4-3

FILTER

ELEMENT

CLEANING

a. Holding the element clean side up, gently tap the element to dislodge any large imbedded debris and dirt. b. Use only TAC filter cleaner, PN 40- 15

Spray INTEC Filter Cleaner liberally onto the entire element and allow to permeate for ten minutes. Aftematively. soak the element in a shallow pan of filter cleaner and allow to permeate for ten minutes. DO 00 DO DQ DO DO DO NOT use Gasoline NOT use Jet A or Kerosene NOT use Caustic Cleaning Solution NOT use Detergents NOT use Parts Cleaning Solvents NOT use Pressure or Steam Cleaners NOT use High Pressure Hose Nozzles

Failure to service the element correctly will harm the filter media by reducing its filtration efficiency and/or service life.
C.

Rinse the element with low pressure water from a garden hose. Always flush from the inside to the outside to avoid driving particles further into the filter media. After rinsing, gently shake off the excess water and set

d. Allow the element to dry naturally. the filter aside.

DO NOT use Compressed Air DO NOT use Open Flame DO NOT use Hair Dryers or Heat Guns Excess heat will cause the filter media to shrink and high pressure air will open small holes that allow dirt to pass.

4-4

OILING
a.

THE FILTER

ELEMENT

Use only TAC Filter Oil, PN 40 - 10

INTEC Filter Oil is a compounded mineral and animal oil blended formulated with special polymers to form the tack barrier. A red dye has been added to show where the oil has been applied. Eventually the, red color will fade but the oil will remain. b. Inspection

Prior to reoiling the filter element, hold the clean dry element up to a light source and check for any large holes in the media. The small pinholes seen are normal and will not allow dirt to pass once the element has been oiled. Close larger holes with a sharp object such as a paper clip by carefully pushing and bunching together the cotton media. Check the outside of the element for broken wires or cut media.
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