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What the Latest Update to ATA 103 Means for Fuel Handlers
Water barrier filters meeting EI 1588 have been recognized
as an acceptable replacement for filter monitors that utilize
super absorbent polymers (SAP).
By Josh Smith
irlines for America (A4A) recently announced it is modifying
its ATA 103 standard for jet fuel quality control at
airports to immediately allow the use of water barrier filters.
Bulletin 2022.1 notes water barrier filters meeting EI 1588
qualifications are an acceptable replacement for filter monitors
that utilize super absorbent polymers (SAP).
Filter monitors containing SAP are being phased out
of the industry after an IATA Special Interest Group was
made aware of multiple incidents where the presence
of SAP in engine/airframe fuel system components had
been confirmed.
During a NATA-led webinar in February, Rob Guglielmi,
global business development manager for Parker Hannifin
Corporation's Aerospace Filtration Division, said developing a
replacement for monitor filters has been a challenge for manufacturers,
and added his company felt a drop-in replacement
was crucial in order to phase out SAP as soon as possible.
" We've removed all the SAP from this technology. It still
performs the water slug testing. It still meets the emulsified
water testing, the solace testing, the compatibility testing and
the structural testing. So, the performance requirements of the
1588 is as stringent as 1583, only it's without the SAP media, "
Guglielmi said.
" It is a 2 " drop-in replacement, " he continued. " It's able to
remove water and dirt and doesn't allow any of it to pass, so you
get clean, dry fuel without the use of SAP. "
During the same webinar, Amy Carico, director of fuel services
and technical standards at A4A, said testing was required
in both a laboratory setting and in the field.
" A4A teamed up with IATA and JIG, the Joint Inspection
Group, to put together a set of challenges, if you will, at airports
across the globe to see how these things performed in real
life, " she said.
" We learned a lot in that process, " Carico added. " The bottom
line is, the filters underwent an extensive amount of testing for
us to validate and get to this point where we felt very confident
that these types of technologies could be brought out to the field
in a safe and effective manner. "
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of march2022

Editor's Note: EAGLE'S Efforts to Promote Unleaded Avgas
Business Buzz
Industry Expert Column: Break the Ground Damage Code
Support for Air Cargo
Ground Handlers' Green Plans
Perishable Cargo in the Pandemic Age
Autonomous Vehicles Gaining Traction in Ground Support
Goldhofer's Emission-free Towbarless Tractor
Product Hangar
Celebrating 30 Years
march2022 - 1
march2022 - 2
march2022 - 3
march2022 - 4
march2022 - 5
march2022 - Editor's Note: EAGLE'S Efforts to Promote Unleaded Avgas
march2022 - 7
march2022 - Business Buzz
march2022 - 9
march2022 - 10
march2022 - 11
march2022 - 12
march2022 - 13
march2022 - 14
march2022 - 15
march2022 - Industry Expert Column: Break the Ground Damage Code
march2022 - 17
march2022 - Support for Air Cargo
march2022 - 19
march2022 - 20
march2022 - 21
march2022 - 22
march2022 - Ground Handlers' Green Plans
march2022 - 24
march2022 - 25
march2022 - Perishable Cargo in the Pandemic Age
march2022 - 27
march2022 - 28
march2022 - 29
march2022 - Autonomous Vehicles Gaining Traction in Ground Support
march2022 - 31
march2022 - Goldhofer's Emission-free Towbarless Tractor
march2022 - 33
march2022 - Product Hangar
march2022 - 35
march2022 - 36
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march2022 - 40
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march2022 - Celebrating 30 Years
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