A look into Engine Trend Analysis

A look into Engine Trend Analysis

Engine Trend Analysis is one of the most useful services 3PLEX AERO offers to its clientele. This service can reduce overhead maintenance costs, save time, and help prevent grounding due to technical failure at key moments.

The Basics

Functionally, Engine Trend Analysis allows us to identify problems within an engine before they happen.

Engine Trend Analysis is a method of assessing the health of an engine over time. Over the course of a month we gather information on a number of parameters within an engine. We then compare that month’s analysis against previous month’s, as well as data provided by the engine manufacturer. By collating this information, we can notice if any parameters are dipping into dangerous territory, or if any worrisome patterns are emerging.

3PLEX AERO then suggests specific maintenance the operator can perform to prevent a problem from developing, saving both time and money.

Why Bother?

The engine is the most expensive component of any aircraft, and one of the most complex. Proper maintenance and care of an engine is vital to the continued airworthiness of your aeroplane. However, apart from standard life limited parts, it can be difficult to know how frequently or thoroughly an engine needs maintenance, and over-maintaining can be extremely expensive. On the other hand, under-maintaining an engine could lead to your aircraft suffering a component failure – or in worst case scenarios, fail altogether and need replacing.

Engine Trend Analysis allows operators to find a healthy balance, and save themselves both hassle and money. The last thing anyone wants is a critical engine failure during peak season, especially if that failure could have been predicted!

Further Information

When compiling an engine trend analysis report, 4 major parameters are used to assess the basic health of an aircraft engine. These are known as:

  • Delta Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT)
  • Delta Core Speed
  • Delta Fuel Flow
  • Exhaust Gas Temperature Margin (EGTM)

Based on how these parameters behave, one can identify and assess if the engine is deteriorating in a normal manner and potentially spot a component failure.

Other key parameters used to further investigate the engine’s health are:

  • Oil Temperature
  • Oil Pressure
  • Fan Vibration
  • Core Vibration

With these additional parameters, the report can further identify any specific on-going issue

Engine Trend Analysis ultimately helps the customer forecast what needs to be performed and save them from potential financial burdens!

Engine Trend Analysis specialist at 3PLEX AERO

Interested in Engine Trend Analysis?

The engine is the heart of your aircraft, and engine health should be treated with all the seriousness of heart health. If the heart has problems, then the whole body will suffer, and improper care of your engine can cause an unwanted chain of events to your entire aircraft.

Are you interested in increased safety and reducing maintenance costs?Click here to contact 3PLEX AERO today for more information and benefit from our services.