|Re: HP41/42 Unit Conversion|
Message #13 Posted by Geoff Quickfall on 28 Mar 2009, 9:03 p.m.,
in response to message #12 by Karl Schneider
Your right on that, but unfortunately they did not have the correct measurements from the maintenance drip!
The drip sticks were in inches, converted to pounds in the manual, which had to be back converted to metric kilograms for the guages.
A dog's breakfast, so to speak. Compoumd that with unserviceable cockpit totalizers and fuel guages, a bad MEL book explanation, new equipment to the company (B767) and you can see the " Swiss Cheese " accident waiting to happen.
I think the fuel was metered by the fueler in gallons no less.
In a nut shell:
gallons - inches - pounds - liters - kilograms.
Each step completed by a differing department with no onboard confirmation or procedure due to a bad MEL.
I always do an independent check of the fuel using the two keys depending on the departure requirements/ I never rely on the onboard system for the complete answer.
Edited: 28 Mar 2009, 9:05 p.m.