main menu


Safety Features On Aircraft Tire And Wheels

Safety Features On Aircraft Tire And Wheels

  • The safety features of a tire and wheel assembly are not many but are extremely important for us on the ground. 
  • One of the features is a fusible plug which is meant to release the air from the tire in the event of high temperature. 

  • The way the fuse works is interesting. The center of the plug is made of a different material that is designed to melt at a certain temperature.
  •  It is located somewhat inside of the wheel near the brakes. If the brakes get too hot, the center of the fuse plug will melt and immediately release the air.
  • You will not find a fusible plug on the nose wheels since there are no brakes there. Another feature is an over-inflation plug. 
  • If the mechanic over inflates the tire, rather than the tire exploding (which cases do exist) the disk inside the plug will burst and immediately release the pressure.

CREDIT BY Andrew Naidu
reactions :