Jump to content

737 Fuel Tank variations


Nightowl702

Recommended Posts

Hi all. So I just came across an old Delta Airlines fueling manual I had from 2000 and I figured I would post a pic of the 737 page here showing the variations of the fuel tank capacities for the 3 main tanks of the 737CL and 737NG. The top two rows are for the 737-200, the 3rd row is the 737-300 (-400 &-500 similar) and the last row is for the 737-800 (-600,-700 & -900 similar). Hope you find this info useful. Happy flying!

DSC01824.JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I always thought it was odd that fuel weighed less than water. I imagined that fuel had more chemicals and molecules than water and thus would weigh more. Yet water weighs about 8.35 pounds per gallon.

 

I have also read that fuel weight can change if it's that low temp stuff. I can't remember its name now.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Actually when I was servicing aircraft many years ago I remember the weight (fuel density) was checked 3 times a day and the value was always different depending on the temperature. Average was 6.73 per gal. The warmer it was the less it weighed. Out in the sweltering heat of the Las Vegas summers it was not uncommon for an aircraft fuel tank to stop taking fuel because it was full by gallons but the the gauge being in pounds would show 200-300 pounds shy of being full.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...