GNY 6000-33 Air StartMegan Peil
GNY 6000-33 Air Start
Model 6000-33 Pit shown with air start hose and nozzle. This pit is used to start the aircraft engine turbine on the ramp. The pit design is more geared towards specialist applications where extra space is required for piping, electrical conduit and junction boxes etc.
Other applications include fuel hydrant, fuel isolation, combination fuel high point vent/low point drain, water service, air start, preconditioned air, electrical service and surge suppressor. In addition the Model 6000-33 pit can be used for maintenance and vault access.
The Model 6000-33 pit shell is a one piece molded GRP unit composed of 30% high quality glass fiber and 70% polyester resin. The shell wall is nominally three-eighths (0.375) inches (9.5mm) thick. The inside dimensions of the shell are 61 inches (1550 mm) long by 25.5 inches (650 mm) wide. This shell has a 33 inch (840 mm) bumpout with a 8 inch (205 mm) pipe entrance bumpouts. The shell interior is coated with a resin-rich gel coat having a white pigment to provide a bright clean environment and appearance.
The Model 6000-33 pit cover is a three piece, non-skid, non-sparking assembly consisting of one stationary outer ring and two inner access covers. The inner covers can be opened a full 180 degrees with a 25lb (11.4 Kg) single hand lift on a non-weight bearing hinge. When open two 18 inch (460 mm) diameter openings are exposed. Each cover is manufactured from a high strength aluminum-zinc alloy. Covers conform to Federal Specification QQ-A-601F alloy 712.0 (formerly 40E).
Load Testing and Quality Assurance:
Each cover is guaranteed to withstand a dual 200,000 lb (90720 Kg) load applied over 200 square inches (1290 cm²) tire footprint areas placed anywhere on the cover (1000 psi (70.3 Kg/cm²) rating). This represents a 4:1 safety factor. All covers are proof load tested and evaluated in accordance with the United States Military Standard MIL-STD-105 “Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection Attributes”.
39, 48, 72, 78, 84, 96, 108, 120, 132 and 144 inches (990, 1220, 1830, 1980, 2135, 2440, 2745, 3050, 3355 and 3660 mm). Other depths are available on special order.
Flanged steel support frame for cover integrally bonded to
the fiberglass shell.
Side extensions available on special order.
Liquid tight penetrations (electrical conduit, piping, etc.) through
shell walls and base are available.
Split top shell to enable continuous concrete apron panel pour.
A solid, liquid tight, flat base is available.
Collection Sump for use with a drain trough other applications
include Fuel Hydrant.
Inner cover seal comprised of a fuel resistant “O” ring installed
in a machined groove.