|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/135.R; 244/135.A; 261/DIG.2; 055/385.3; 096/155; 096/156|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 20 인용 특허 : 12|
A modular, on-board, inert gas generating system for aircraft is disclosed in which main components such as a heat exchanger, filter, air separation module, and turbocharger are provided in a modular unit sized to provide a variable flow of nitrogen-enriched air to the aircraft spaces to be inerted. For different inert gas requirements, for example in larger aircraft, multiple modular units may be provided without redesigning the basic system. A method for inerting fuel tanks, cargo holds and other void spaces using the modular approach and turbocharged ...
We claim: 1. An inerting system, comprising: multiple modular units, each modular unit comprising: an air separation module configured to receive an air flow from a pressurized air source, said air separation module generating a flow of nitrogen-enriched air from said air flow; a turbine communicating with said flow of nitrogen-enriched air and powered thereby; and a compressor disposed in said air flow between the air separation module and said source and said compressor being rotated by said turbine to increase the pressure of said air flow to the a...