Fuel System Design Considerations for Composite Based Fuel Components
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) is a compilation of engineering design guidelines and reference data useful to ensure composite materials used in fuel system components are compatible with an aircraft fuel system. This AIR is not a complete design manual, but offers insight into key aspects of composition design that must be adequately researched and verified before being used in a fuel system.
Rationale: An AIR standard already exists for composite fuel tanks, AIR5774. Numerous fuel system components also utilize composite materials as part of their material composition. A standard similar to AIR5774 should be created to provide design guidelines and recommendation applicable to fuel pumps, motor operated valves, fuel gauging equipment, etc.