Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael Reinsch, USAREUR Public Affairs
A physical science technician for the Army Oil Analysis Program Laboratory Center in Mannheim, Germany, places an oil sample into an Atomic Emission Spectrometer for testing March 26. The AES is used to measure the amount of foreign metals within a sample of oil. The AOAP tests oil samples from military equipment for such things as metal contaminates water and fuel and sends the results back to the perspective units.