Why is aircraft equipment calibration so important? Because if you do not have properly calibrated instruments or tools, they will do the unexpected, which is not something you want in the aviation industry. Beyond the fact that the use of poorly maintained tools and equipment is dangerous, it also shortens the life of the equipment, and can lead to poorly done work on your part for customers. Some tools and pieces of equipment are more prone to falling out of spec than others some of which include click-type torque wrenches, pressure gauges, hydraulic gages, electronics, etc. Here are a few ways to make sure you’re aircraft equipment is always up to par with the strict regulations and standards of the aviation industry.
- Always buy the good tools from the beginning as these tools will hold a calibration longer and last longer in general.
- Regular preventative maintenance will help avoid expensive repairs later. Unless you find a tool needs calibration more or less frequently, or regulations require it, every 6 months is a good rule of thumb to ensure regular Aircraft equipment calibration.
- Always store tools in a safe place, such as a protective case. This will protect them and their calibrations if they get dropped or knocked around.
- When using a gauge, be sure you are not pushing too much air or fluid into the unit. This is an extremely common problem so think beforehand about what pressure level you are expecting and choose a gauge that can handle it in the middle of its range.
- When searching for a calibration provider, keep in mind that many manufacturers do not offer calibration services. If they do, they are generally more expensive and take longer than using a third-party calibration lab.
- When using a third-party lab, be sure they hold any accreditations and certificates required by industry regulations. Not all providers who say they are “compliant “are in fact, accredited. Be sure to ask about NIST traceability if that is something you require.
- A lab who can handle a majority of your Aircraft equipment calibration will help keep costs down and streamline the process and simplify shipping, especially if on-site services are offered.
e2b calibration offers a wide range of aircraft equipment calibration and repair for all popular brands including IFR Aeroflex, Barfield, Druck, Jackson, Tronair and many more.
- ISO-17025: 2005 Registered with ACLASS
- ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 Certified
- NIST Traceable
- Unmatched quality systems.
- A web-based document and asset management portal provide customers with instant access to certificates of calibration, asset information, and cal due reports
- Extensive capabilities across all categories of instruments.
- On-site service capabilities.
- and much more.
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