Joint Oil Analysis Program Certified

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Term Joint Oil Analysis Program Certified
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JOAP Certified

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a facility certified to perform oil analysis for the U.S. military in accordance with Joint Oil Analysis Program (JOAP) regulations.

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Aeronautical Information Feature Data Dictionary (AIFDD)

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According to JOAP procedures the facility must provide oil analysis support to the other services within its capabilities. The JOAP uses oil analysis as a maintenance diagnostic tool to determine the internal condition of aeronautical and non-aeronautical engines, transmissions, and gearboxes, and their oil-wetted components through the analysis of used lubricating oils, grease, and fluids. Its goal is flight safety, enhanced equipment readiness, reduced maintenance costs, and the extension of component life and determine the suitability of lubricants and fluids for continued use, resulting in savings and early detection of harmful conditions that, if not corrected, could promote premature component failure.