While air-crafts and the tools used to service them require many different types of maintenance to ensure they are operating at their very best, avionics equipment calibration should remain a top priority. An improperly calibrated tool or measurement device is unreliable and can quickly cause serious problems when it does not do what it’s expected to. The damage caused by a broken or improperly calibrated tool can result in expensive repairs to not only that specific tool, but to other equipment affected by that tool as well.
Beyond regular tool calibration though, there are a few other simple things you can do to avoid costly damages and repairs. First it’s important to be aware of the three major types of aviation maintenance, why they matter, and where aviconics equipment calibration comes into play.
- Preventive maintenance: This is where avionics equipment calibration is most important. Tool and equipment calibration must be done regularly to ensure your equipment remains in working order and is one of the most effective ways to avoid expensive repairs later on. Preventiive maintenance is generally inexpensive when you compare it to the cost of unexpected repairs.
- Operational maintenance: This is when tools and equipment is maintained while being used. Again this is a relatively low cost task in comparison to emergency repairs and the ramifications of using a tool that is not functioning properly.
- Corrective maintenance: This type of maintence is what you want to stay clear of, the work that must be done due to something breaking or causing a break. This may include avionics equipment recalibration or repair as well. This is the kind of maintenance is usually the most expensive, unexpected, and harmful.
to ensure you are staying away from this third type of maintenence, always follow best practices to extend the life of your tools and related equipment and maintain a safe envirnment.
- 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.
- 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.
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