An aircraft’s fuel tank is comparable to the lungs inside the human body. As lungs need air for the survival of the human being, a fuel tank is dependent on fuel to supply it to the aircraft’s engine so that it remains in the air. If fuel is leaking, the aircraft can run out of fuel mid-air, resulting in a fatal accident. It’s very crucial to make sure the fuel tank of an aircraft is in perfect condition with no chances of leaking in the future.
Leak detection is crucial
To be safe in the air, the aviation staff has to be vigilant while the aircraft is still on the ground. The old and new methods of detecting a possible leak in the fuel tank must be utilized according to the type and model of the aircraft and also the kind of fuel tank installed in it.
The extent of care in this regard is so crucial that you should only hire real professional and experienced staff for this job. After all, it’s a matter of life and death.
What can go wrong
If you have a leak in the fuel tank, and the defect goes undetected for some reason, you aren’t in a good situation. The worst thing is that you don’t know that you’re running out of fuel quicker than expected. This is why you will not be in a situation to take any evasive actions. By the time you see the fuel gauge and assess what might be wrong with the aircraft, it might be too late to do anything.
To avoid this scenario, the only thing you can do is to double-check everything before you go in the air. It’s vital that if you detect anything wrong with the fuel tank, to get it repaired by professional and experienced professionals. You mustn’t take shortcuts or try to do something on your own. Mind you, you might be making a very wrong decision.
Always make sure that you hire the professional aviation welding technicians working on your aircraft’s fuel tank, or any other component for that matter.
Experts know how to detect and what to do
When you hire professional aviation welding technicians, you do not have to worry about anything. They know which aircraft you are flying and what type of fuel system it has. They know how to detect the leakage using the manuals provided by the fuel system manufacturers. It helps them get to know what exactly could have gone wrong and how to fix it.
Your plane is in safe hands when you have hired professionals. They not only make the aircraft safe for one or two flights but make sure you do not have to do this sort of check-ups and repairs again and again. They realize the seriousness of the matter and do not compromise on anything.
About Acorn Welding
We have been working in the field for about half a century now. We are one name you can trust as we have seen it all in the aviation industry and have the best experienced and trained staff to make sure you and your aircraft remain safe in the air. For more information about our services, you can go to our website acornwelding.com or contact us for getting your problems fixed.