Duncan Aviation recently equipped its calibration lab to handle FBO equipment used to ensure fuel quality. The company now offers a full slate of instrument calibration services required for FBO operators to comply with ATA 103 standard for jet fuel quality at airports and for military compliance.
Among the equipment now serviced are master hydrometers, working hydrometers, multimeters, torque wrenches, and conductivity meters, as well as fuel truck and fuel farm master fuel gauges.
“Because there are so few calibration labs capable of handling numerous calibration specialties, it is not unusual for FBOs to send tools to multiple locations, experiencing several weeks of downtime,” said Ed Sabata, Duncan’s line services trainer and quality assurance specialist, adding the in-house calibration lab has been a huge benefit in ensuring ATA 103 compliance of the company’s refuelers and tank farms at its four FBO locations.
According to Duncan, turnaround is typically within two weeks and the equipment is returned with a calibration certificate. A tracking service that will notify customers when recalibrations are due is also available.