Sec. 33.17 - Fire prevention.

(a) The design and construction of the engine and the materials used must minimize the probability of the occurrence and spread of fire. In addition, the design and construction of turbine engines must minimize the probability of the occurrence of an internal fire that could result in structural failure, overheating, or other hazardous conditions.

(b) Except as provided in paragraphs (c), (d), and (e) of this section, each external line, fitting, and other component, which contains or conveys flammable fluid must be fire resistant. Components must be shielded or located to safeguard against the ignition of leaking flammable fluid.

(c) Flammable fluid tanks and supports which are part of and attached to the engine must be fireproof or be enclosed by a fireproof shield unless damage by fire to any non-fireproof part will not cause leakage or spillage of flammable fluid. For a reciprocating engine having an integral oil sump of less than 25-quart capacity, the oil sump need not be fireproof nor be enclosed by fireproof shield.

(d) For turbine engines type certificated for use in supersonic aircraft, each external component which conveys or contains flammable fluid must be fireproof.

(e) Unwanted accumulation of flammable fluid and vapor must be prevented by draining and venting. (Secs. 313(a), 601, and 603, 72 Stat. 759, 775, 49 U.S.C. 1354(a), 1421, and 1423; sec. 6(c), 49 U.S.C. 1655(c))

[Amdt. 33-6, 39 FR 35464, Oct. 1, 1974, as amended by Amdt. 33-8, 42 FR 15047, Mar. 17, 1977; Amdt. 33-10, 49 FR 6850, Feb. 23, 1984]