low-pressure fuel system

low-pressure fuel system

That part of the fuel system whose components are located prior to the entry of the fuel into the engine. It consists of fuel tanks, fuel transfer pumps, and a low-pressure or booster pump. It also includes the area from where the engine fuel system starts. Also known as an aircraft fuel system
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Due to pressure pulsations in the low-pressure fuel system, a crack may arise from the vibrations in the lower weld seam on the fuel filter cover.
With the low-pressure fuel system, Cat 320D2L assures lower downtimes and allows the engine to be more robust in areas with low-quality fuel.
As in the original XWB engine program, Eaton will be responsible for the design, development, manufacture and certification of the XWB-97 low-pressure fuel system, starter air system, thermal anti-icing system, engine bleed air system along with sense and muscle lines, variable frequency generator system, power door opening system, fire-extinguisher system and pylon drains.
They feature an open combustion chamber design and a low-pressure fuel system (0.5 to 5 psi).

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