Fit and Forget Engine ProtectionThe Mi-8 helicopter is a multipurpose helicopter used in a variety of roles, including passenger and military troop transport, fire-fighting, and search and rescue. These demanding missions can mean anxious and dangerous minutes spent hovering close to the sea or ground, and frequent landings on unprepared landing zones. In addition, these helicopters must be available 24/7 for rapid deployment to any location.
|The “fit and forget” PUREair system is an ideal solution for such challenging operations. It shields the engine inlet from airborne contamination which results in: |
- Russian Helicopters, JSC
|In June 2009, Pall signed an agreement with Russian Helicopters for the Mi8/17 modernization program. Part of this agreement incudes the certification of the Pall PUREair equipment. A Service Bulletin authorizing installation of the PUREair system on the civil helicopters is anticipated following completion of type certification flight trials.|
MaintenanceThe PUREair is a “fit and forget” system; there are no inlet barrier filters to replace or clean. As with all aircraft equipment, routine visual inspection is recommended.
In case of damage, please refer to the Component Maintenance Manual, available through Pall Aerospace.
For additional information about this product, please contact your local Pall representative.
|The Pall PUREair solution is an environmentally friendly alternative to oil-wetted barrier filters. There is no filter replacement and no daily cleaning as with oil-based solutions which are difficult and expensive to dispose of.|
The PUREair system fitted for the Mi-8/17/24 differs only in the mounting arrangements for attaching the units to the helicopter fuselage, the scavenge fans, and the option for the addition of mesh screen cones.
The Pall PUREair designed for the Mi-8 has a significantly lower power penalty than the OEM dust protection unit (DPU) separators. This is due to the uniform flow and pressure distribution it creates at the compressor entry plane.