McFarlane now has FAA-PMA approval for the Fuel Strainer Top Assembly for most Cessna aircraft.
The new Fuel Strainer Top Assembly, p/n MC0756005-2, includes multiple improvements to address corrosion related service problems with the original Cessna housing, according to company officials. An anodized coating over corrosion resistant aluminum alloy prevents galvanic corrosion between the aluminum top assembly the brass filter, officials explain, adding the fuel inlet tube attachment has also been improved with redundant methods of attachment to ensure a reliable, secure fit.
“Service history of the Cessna top assembly indicates that there is a design issue related to galvanic corrosion,” said Dave McFarlane. “We have addressed this issue by using identical materials for the housing and inlet tube, and by adding an anti-corrosion coating to further reduce the potential of dissimilar metals creating galvanic reactions”
McFarlane also reduced the cost by machining the assembly on computer controlled machines, eliminating the cost of a casting, officials note.
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