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November 8, 2013

POL Airmen ensure clean fuel at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

Airman 1st Class Nickolauss Guier, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuel lab technician, collects fuel from an R-11 fuel truck in the fuels management building Nov. 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Guier was collecting a fuel sample to test later to test the water and fine sediment inside the fuel lab.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

Airman 1st Class Nickolauss Guier, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuel lab technician, observes fuel gauges on an R-11 fuel truck in the fuels management building Nov. 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Guier was collecting a fuel sample to test the water and fine sediment later inside the fuel lab.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

Senior Airman Robbie Bonnette, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuel lab technician, zeroes out a refractometer in the fuels management building Nov. 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The refractometer is used to measure fuel system icing inhibitor content in jet fuel and to make sure the scale is correct when calibrating.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

Airman 1st Class Nickolauss Guier, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuel lab technician, uses petroleum ether to sanitize fuel lab equipment in the fuels management building Nov. 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Petroleum ether is a non-toxic cleaning compound used to clean residual fuel off equipment.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

Senior Airman Robbie Bonnette, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuel lab technician, tests a fuel sample through a freeze point analyzer in the fuels management building Nov. 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. A freeze point analyzer measures the freezing point of petroleum products.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

Airman 1st Class Nickolauss Guier, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuel lab technician, walks with a fuel sample outside the fuels management building Nov. 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th LRS Fuel Management Flight lab technicians conduct fuel quality assessments daily to make sure there is no water in the fuel.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

Airman 1st Class Nickolauss Guier, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuel lab technician, pours a clean fuel sample to be reclaimed to the fuel storage Nov. 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. If the fuel sample is dirty, it is placed into a separate storage labeled “waste fuel” and discarded according to local environmental regulations.




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