Calibration Back Shops


Precision is paramount in aviation. Calibration ensures aircraft systems function accurately and reliably, safeguarding flights and mission success. Inaccurate instruments can mislead pilots about their orientation and heading, and even a miscalibrated torque wrench can compromise critical components like wheel nuts. A robust quality program demands scheduled tool and equipment calibration.

Outsourcing all calibrations can be prohibitively expensive. An internal calibration program offers significant cost savings. PPI Technical Services can help you establish your calibration lab setup, identify the necessary reference standards, and provide expert calibration lab support to ensure everything is performed correctly.

Facilities Enhancement

Environmental conditions significantly impact the accuracy of calibration reference standards and test equipment. Temperatures are well, temperamental, and fluctuations are particularly critical for dimensional measurements, as materials expand or contract with heat. To ensure consistency, standards like gauge blocks are calibrated at a reference temperature of 68°F (20°C). Electronic equipment, while less sensitive to temperature, is typically calibrated at 73°F (23°C).

Humidity control is another crucial, yet often overlooked, factor in calibration environments. Low humidity increases the risk of damage to electronics from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), while high humidity promotes corrosion of tools and equipment.

PPI Technical Services can help you design a calibration lab setup that meets the precise environmental control and ESD protection standards essential for accurate calibrations.

Equipment Upgrades

No one’s a fan of aging, even aircraft. With aging aircraft fleets, maintenance manuals often reference obsolete equipment that is often non-repairable and often found out of tolerance when calibrated. PPI Technical Services can help source suitable replacements and alternative calibration standards to help sustain your fleet.

PPI Technical Services also simplifies the logistical complexities of calibration. We’ll connect you with qualified local vendors and, when necessary, assist with export documentation for ITAR and EAR-restricted items.

Don’t have a calibration program in place? No problem! PPI Technical Services offers comprehensive support, including equipment sourcing, calibration lab setup, and customized training to meet your exact needs.

Training Offerings

Types of training we offer:

  • Dimensional
  • Electrical (DC-Low Frequency)
  • Electrical (RF/Microwave)
  • Mechanical
  • Temperature and Humidity
  • Time and Frequency
  • Specialized Equipment

In addition to equipment and calibration training, our team of experts can provide the guidance required to pass ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation audits to get ISO 17025 certified.

Want more information? You know what to do.

Call On Us