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1

How many fire bottles per engine / APU?

Engine: 2 each
APU: 1

2

Is fire detection available if a loop fails?

Yes, a fault in one loop (A or B) does not affect the warning system.

3

What happens if both loops fail within 5 seconds?

Fire warnings.

4

What happens when a FIRE switch is released out?

- Silences the aural fire warning
- Arms the fire extinguisher squibs
- Closes the LP fuel valve, hydraulic fire shut off valve, engine bleed valve and pack flow control valve.

5

Agent DISCH (amber) indicates what?

“DISCH” lights up amber when its fire extinguisher bottle has lost pressure (being discharged).

6

What are the indications for an ENG FIRE test? And an APU FIRE test.

ENG FIRE test: a continuous repetitive chime sounds, MASTER WARN lights flash. ENG FIRE (APU) warning appears on ECAM. O the fire panel ENG FIRE p/b lights up red, SQUIB lights come on white if discharge supplies are available. DISCH lights come on amber. On the ENG panel (pedestal), the firelights come on red.

7

On the external fire panel what does the APU SHUT OFF Switch do?

This p/b is used for manual APU emergency shutdown
- The APU LP fuel shutoff valve closes.
- The ECB receives a signal to shutdown sequence (same as the APU automatic shutdown without cool down).
- Silences the external warning horn.

8

What happens if a lavatory waste bin catches fire? And lavatory smoke?

When a detector finds smoke in a lavatory, it sends a signal to the CIDS to FWC to cabin and cockpit warnings. Each lavatory waste bin has an automatic fire extinguisher. (Wax type, melts the discharge).

9

How many fire bottles for CARGO Fire Extinguishing?

2 fire bottles supply 3 nozzles (1 FWD 2 AFT). Each bottle has 2 discharge head 1 for each compartment.

10

During a cargo smoke drill, how many DISCH lights are illuminated?

2

11

A red disc in the aircraft skin near the APU indicates what?

The agent is NOT discharged overboard due to bottle overpressure.

12

When is white SQUIB light illuminated?

- SQUIB lights up white when the pilot pops the APU FIRE p/b is released out.
- Test p/b