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Auto Fail - Pressurization Controller

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When at cruising altitude the alarm sets off and I realize that someting has gone wrong with the pressurization controller. Crusing altitude goes back from 34000 feet  to ----- and the same goes for landing altitude - from 50 til -----. Above Auto Fail lits up. How do I keep the pressurization controller working when flying? I thought it had to do with the packs coming back on after engine start but tht´s not the problem.

Any help is much appreciated - thanks in advance Simon

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When at cruising altitude the alarm sets off and I realize that someting has gone wrong with the pressurization controller. Crusing altitude goes back from 34000 feet  to ----- and the same goes for landing altitude - from 50 til -----. Above Auto Fail lits up. How do I keep the pressurization controller working when flying? I thought it had to do with the packs coming back on after engine start but tht´s not the problem.

Any help is much appreciated - thanks in advance Simon

could you also tell what is displayed on the EICAS please?

warm regards

 

DISREGARD:I this was meant for another topic

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Well this could be due to two reasons:

1)Automatic mode has failed (or)

2)cabin altitude is not under control

An amber AUTO FAIL light illuminates if any of the following conditions occurs:
• Loss of DC power
• Controller fault
• Outflow valve control fault
• Excessive differential pressure (> 8.75 psi)*
• Excessive rate of cabin pressure change (±2000 sea level feet/minute)*
• High cabin altitude (above 15,800 feet).*
 
here is the checklist you need to follow(from the QRH)
 
Increasing thrust may ensure adequate air supply to control 
cabin altitude.
ENGINE BLEED AIR
switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ON (one at a time)
PACK switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AUTO (one at a time)
Allow cabin rate to stabilize before placing second switch 
on.
If the AUTO FAIL light is illuminated or pressurization is not 
under control:
PRESSURIZATION MODE selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ALTN
Verify the AUTO FAIL light extinguishes.
If the AUTO FAIL light remains illuminated or the ALTN 
mode cannot maintain cabin pressurization:
PRESSURIZATION MODE selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAN
OUTFLOW VALVE switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . As needed
Operate the outflow valve to maintain proper cabin 
altitude and cabin rate of change. 
At traffic pattern altitude, position the outflow valve 
to full open.
 
hope this helps,
warm regards
 

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I previously got this error, when I forget to setup cruising- & landing altitude on the pressurization-panel during Pre-flight... 

 

But - It sounds like, that you HAVE done this - so I dunno... 

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Thanks a lot - think I got it solved now. I was not aware of the difference between having the packs on or auto so here´s a place to start :-). Otherwisse, I´ll follow the checklist. Once again: Thanks a lot...

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Thanks a lot - think I got it solved now. I was not aware of the difference between having the packs on or auto so here´s a place to start :-). Otherwisse, I´ll follow the checklist. Once again: Thanks a lot...

You will find reading books on the system,and the FCTM extremely helpful....dont forget the QRH,i would suggest downloading the ones of the internet as they have the click-on-chapter-reach-page feature,which makes it easier to navigate through the document.

warm regards

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