The PRs perform an enormous amount of testing of oxygen components. Although lower rated personnel perform much of this work, the responsibility for maintaining liquid oxygen converter test stands in top running condition is that of the senior PR. Knowing the functions, daily inspections, and adjustments required to maintain such equipment is essential for the lower rated PRs. This information can be found in the Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 3 & 2, Vol 2. However, determining the causes of malfunctions, making major adjustments, and replacing parts are the responsibilities of the First Class and Chief Petty Officer.
This chapter covers the 59A120 Liquid Oxygen Converter test stand shown in figure 1-1.
The 59A120 is designed to test all liquid oxygen converters and rigid seat survival kits (RSSK) components used-in today's naval aircraft. All instruments, mechanisms, and equipment of the test stand are designed to meet certain criteria. They are designed to meet this criteria even when subjected to the normal pitch . and roll of a ship.
The test stand is comprised of a differential pressure gage; three pressure gages; four linear flow elements; a liquid oxygen quantity gage capacitor-type tester; a flowmeter indicator; a bell jar; a heat exchanger; and the necessary integral piping, wiring, hoses, and valves to properly test oxygen components. The performance and technical characteristics of the test stand are shown in table 1-1.
The 59A120 test stand tests liquid oxygen converters, components, and RSSK components for leaks, flow settings, and quantity gaging. This test stand is designed to test liquid oxygen converter components and accessories to make sure they work properly. The test stand is used to perform periodic preventive maintenance, tests, and adjustments.
Preparing the test stand for use is divided into five separate tasks to be done by the PR or by the on-site metrology calibration team (CAL TEAM). The five tasks and responsible personnel are as follows:
1. Installation - PR
2. Visual Inspection - PR
3. Correction card preparation-CAL TEAM
4. Leakage testing - PR
5. Calibration - CAL TEAM
Procedures for installation, visual inspections, and leakage testing of the 59A120 are done following NAVAIR 13-1-6.4. Procedures for leakage testing are discussed in this chapter; however, they are not to be used in place of the a fore said NAVAIR manual.
One of the keys to a trouble-freetest stand is the performance of periodic inspections on the test stand. By performing the periodic inspections on time, you find troublesome areas before they become problems.Continue Reading