Ice protection panel.

Ice panel


The purpose of the ice and rain protection system is to protect the aircraft from icing in certain critical areas and to improve visibility through the windshields during adverse weather conditions.

Hot air from the pneumatic system, as well as electrical power, is used to operate the various subsystems as follows;
- Bleed air from the 8th compressor stage, augmented as necessary by air from 13th compressor stage is used to anti-ice the wing leading edge, the stabilizer leading edge and the air condition system ram air intake.
- 8th stage bleed air is used for anti-icing of the engine nose bullet and the compressor inlet guide vans.
- 13th stage bleed air is used for nose cowl anti-icing.
- Electrical power is used to heat the windshields for anti-icing, anti-fogging and added strength. Electrical power also operates the windshield wipers.
- Electrical power is used to anti-ice all pitot tubes, static ports, angle-of- attack sensors and the ram air temperature probe.
- Electrical power is used to anti-ice the fresh water servicing panel.
1. Current meter.
The electrical heating of the air data sensors are activated by the METER SEL & HEAT switch (2). The current flow to the heaters can be checked on this current meter.
2. METER SEL & HEAT switch
Activates the electrical heating of air data sensor system. On ground, there is no power to the RAT PROBE (Ram Air Temperature Probe).
In position OFF, the heating is deactivated.
3. TAIL DE-ICE BUTTON.
When depressed, the switch which functions as a timer, will close the wing anti-ice shutoff valve and open the tail de-ice shutoff valve for approx. 150 seconds, provided one or both airfoil anti-ice switches are on. After completed cycle the valves revert to normal position.
4. AIRFOIL ANTI-ICE SWITCHES.
- OFF. Pressure regulator valve is closed and associated augmentation valve disarmed.
- ON. Pressure regulator valve is open and will regulate system pressure. The associated augmentation valve is armed and thermostatically controlled to supply 13th stage bleed air of the required temperature.
- Before activating the airfoil anti-ice system, the PNEUMATIC CROSSFEED LEVERS on the aft pedestal, must be in OPEN position.
- The amber lights on the annunciator AIRFOIL ICE PROT PRESS ABNORMAL, L/R ICE PROTECT TEMP LOW will come on for a couple of seconds when the system is activated. With engines at idle thrust, this lights will also come on. This condition is acceptable to preheat the wings, but when actual icing is experienced it may be necessary to increase thrust up to 1.2 EPR to ensure that adequate supply of hot air is available for the ice protection systems.
- The lights are deactivated while the aircraft is on ground.
- The blue annunciator light WING ANTI ICE ON will come on when the system is switched on.
5. ENGINE ANTI-ICE SWITCHES.
- OFF. All three valves are closed.
- ON. All three valves open. 8th stage air will be supplied for engine anti-icing and 13th stage for nose cowl anti-icing.
The amber L/R ENGINE VALVE LIGHTS on the annunciator comes on to indicate disagreement between any of the three valves and the corresponding engine anti-ice switch. Light will go off as soon as all three valves are in the right position.
- The blue annunciator lights L/R ENG ANTI-ICE ON comes on to indicate that at least one of the three valves has opened.
6. WINDSHIELD HEAT SWITCH.
- A-ICE & FOG. All anti-ice and anti-fog heating elements are energized.
- OFF. All heating elements are de-energized.
- A-ICE. The anti-ice heating elements in the three windshields and the anti-fog heating elements in the clearview and eyebrow windows are energized.
- The switch is normally placed in position A-ICE during all phases of flight.

General recommendations.

- Takeoff is allowed with a layer of frost not exceeding 3 mm on the underside of the wing tank area. Outside this area no frost is permitted.
- Turn on the airfoil anti-ice protection before entering conditions which are favourable to icing and when actual icing is experienced. It is recommended that airfoil anti-ice is turned on whenever flying in clouds with RAT between +6 and -10C.
- During flight in continuous icing conditions, operate the tail de-ice system approximately every 20 minutes and also one minute before final flap setting i.e. in connection with landing gear extension.
- On ground, switch on the airfoil anti-ice system, if icing conditions is suspected at or below flap retraction altitude, in connection with engine failure.
- Engine anti-ice shall be turned on at any time during ground and flight operations when icing conditions exist or are anticipated.
- Engine anti-ice shall be turned on during GROUND OPERATION (use OAT), takeoff and approach (use RAT) whenever the temperature is +6 or less and dewpoint is at or within 3C of ambient temperature or moist conditions present (such as rain, sleet, snow, fog or water, ice on the taxiway or runway).
- Engine anti-ice shall be turned on before entering clouds when RAT is between +6C and - 10C.
- During ground operation in high moisture conditions and temperature below +2C the engine anti-icing system may not be capable of keeping the engines clear of ice during prolonged taxiing/and or long periods of idling. Periodic engine run-up (70% N1 for a minimum of 15 seconds) shall be performed in these conditions. Normally such run-ups need not be made more frequently than at 10 minutes intervals.
- Takeoff under these icing conditions shall always be preceded by an engine run-up as above, with observation of EPR and EGT to assure normal engine operation.
- In flight, it is recommended to keep EPR at or above 1,2 to achieve sufficient heating of the inlet when the engine anti-ice system is on.
- Engine anti-ice switches shall be operated one at a time to prevent surging of both engines simultaneously and also prevent surges in pneumatic system.