Universal Fault Interrupter (UFI)

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The Universal Fault Interrupter (UFI) is specifically designed to provide the highest level of protection for center tank fuel systems. In a single, simple installation, the UFI provides the following functions for the center tank override pumps:

  • Low fuel auto-shutoff to prevent extended pump dry-operation.
  • Pump electrical fault protection (line-to-ground shorts, line-to-line shorts, overcurrent conditions, open phases).
  • Positive control of the center pumps via installation and control of redundant pump control relays.

The UFI is all solid-state, designed as a more reliable, lower-cost alternative to OEM solutions for pump auto-shutoff, GFI and redundant relay installation. It also requires less labor for installation and has much lower requirements for scheduled maintenance. The UFI has non-volatile memory that records historical pump operational data that can be downloaded and reviewed by maintenance or engineering personnel.

UFI Approvals

  • The UFI is approved for use on the 757-200, -300 fleets per FAA STC ST01950LA, EASA STC EASA.IM.A.S.02314.
  • The UFI is approved for use on the 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, 900 per FAA STC ST02076LA, EASA STC pending.
  • Certification of the UFI for use on 767-200, -300 fleets is expected 4Q08.

UFI Installation

  • Installation of the UFI relieves the 1,000-lb. minimum fuel requirements of AD 2002-24-51, paragraphs (b) and (e).
  • 757 UFI STC ST01950LA is listed as an Alternate Means of Compliance to NPRM 2007-NM-036-AD, docket number FAA-2007-28598.
  • 737NG UFI STC ST02076LA is being included as an Alternate Means of Compliance to revised NPRM 2007-NM-017-AD. (This NPRM is being revised due to errors in the Boeing SB for auto-shutoff.)
  • UFI requires a functional check at 30,000-flight-hour intervals.