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November 1, 2013

PMEL Airmen maintain, calibrate equipment

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Airman 1st Class Chris Wahrmund, 57th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory apprentice, calibrates a pressure-temperature test set at the PMEL Oct. 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. A pressure-temperature test set is used to test aircraft cockpit panels by simulating in-flight pressure conditions.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

Airman 1st Class Michael Beaton, 57th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory journeyman, aligns a force press onto a load cell Oct. 28 at the PMEL on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The load cell is an instrument used to properly calibrate a force press, which is used to measure the weight of scales and load cells for aircraft.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

Airman 1st Class Michael Beaton, 57th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory journeyman, aligns a force press onto a load cell Oct. 28 at the PMEL on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The load cell is an instrument used to properly calibrate a force press, which is used to measure the weight of scales and load cells for aircraft.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Senior Airman Daniel Lemier, 57th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory journeyman, cleans a gauge block at the PMEL Oct. 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. If the gauge blocks are not regularly and thoroughly cleaned, residue will build up resulting in the blocks providing an inaccurate measurement when determining wiring length.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Staff Sgt. Michael Mitchell (right), 57th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory craftsman, trains Staff Sgt. Christopher Hannon (standing), 57th Maintenance Squadron PMEL craftsman, and Senior Airman Alfred Trinidad (kneeling), 57th Maintenance Squadron PMEL journeyman, how to use a Phase Noise Measurement System at the PMEL Oct. 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Phase Noise Measurement System measures the stability of radio frequency signals.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

Tech. Sgt. Jeff Tucker, 57th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory section supervisor, places a measurement scale awaiting calibration in the holding area Oct. 28 at the PMEL on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Each piece of equipment is placed in the holding area for a minimum of four hours so it can adjust to the temperature of the laboratory before being calibrated. Some equipment that PMEL aligns, calibrate differently in hot or cool climates.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

Airman 1st Class India Brooks, 57th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory specialist, delivers a scale in need of calibration to the PMEL Oct. 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen assigned to PMEL are technicians responsible for the repair, calibration and modifications of all measurement equipment in the Air Force. According to the Air Force website, PMEL specialists are trained to calibrate more than 7,000 different pieces of equipment ranging from torque wrenches to aircraft scales.




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