STP1479: Review, Analysis, and Hazard Mitigation of the Life-Support Oxygen System on Royal Australian Air Force P-3 Orion Aircraft

    Hay, PJ
    Maritime Patrol System Program Office, Defence Materiel Organisation, RAAF Base, Edinburgh, South Australia

    Burns, DMC
    Maritime Patrol System Program Office, Defence Materiel Organisation, RAAF Base, Edinburgh, South Australia

    Steinberg, TA
    Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland

    Pages: 13    Published: Jan 2006


    Abstract

    To ensure the ongoing safe operation of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P-3 Orion life-support oxygen system, a system review was completed that included a failure modes and effects analysis combined with an oxygen hazards and fire risk analysis. Though the RAAF P-3 Orion oxygen system has been operational for many years, the results of these analyses clearly identified many deficiencies in the current system configuration, thus demonstrating the value of the formal analysis approach. Design, procedural, maintenance, and material issues were all identified and addressed in the course of this process. This paper provides a brief summary of the analyses performed, the results obtained, risk tables generated, and their use leading to the recommendations for changes incorporated onto RAAF P-3 Orion aircraft that resulted from this work.

    Keywords:

    P-3, Orion, RAAF, hazard analysis, OFHRA, oxygen


    Paper ID: STP37652S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G04.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP37652S


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