# How much is air mass flow rate of bleed air used for environmental control system in civil aircraft?

I'm looking for a general use-case formula or reference that I can use to calculate the total mass flow rate of bleed air use in the environmental control system of any aircraft. I'm not looking for information on a specific aircraft - simply a general reference that can applies to all civil aircraft.

• For what aircraft? Commented Sep 24, 2016 at 20:12
• Welcome to the site! Your question is a bit broad and "critical condition" is not so clear. You may edit your post to clarify what you want to know. Overall the ECS packs on usual airliners can be shut-off when necessary, so they will not load engines.
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Commented Sep 25, 2016 at 0:10
• Tnx Mr Beyer. actually i need any kind of information on this subject. i need to know maximum and minimum mass flow rate . for any civil aircraft. Commented Sep 25, 2016 at 11:18
• @ebrahimhajian I apologize but that is way too broad for this site. You need to narrow it down to at least a family of aircraft (777, A320, etc). This differs wildly (I'm sure) based on cabin configuration, aircraft size, and engine selection. Commented Sep 25, 2016 at 16:53

1. Compute aircraft internal volume V [m$^3$]
3. Take an air density at 2,000 m: $\rho$ = 0.94 kg/m$^3$ (cruise altitude)
4. Compute the mass flow $\dot{m}$ = V * $\rho$ / 120 [kg/s]