Aerospace

Ultrasonic Testing

Ultrasonic Thickness Gauging and Ultrasonic Flaw Detections are widely used by the aerospace industry in both manufacturing and maintenance operations.

Aircraft maintenance applications for ultrasonic testing include measurement of skin and windshield thickness after blending and window scratch removal operations, as well as crack detection in airframes, landing gears, and engine mounts.

Flaw detection can be performed with either conventional instruments or phased array systems.

 

Wall thickness of turbine blades can be monitored during engine maintenance, and turbine blade root and rotor cracking can also be identified.

Composite panels can be inspected for delaminations at the manufacturing stage, and the extent of in-service impact damage can be qualified.

Eddy Current Testing

Eddy current technology can be employed whenever there is a requirement to detect cracking, corrosion, changes in conductivity, and even for paint thicknesses.

Aerospace maintenance applications for eddy current testing include inspections of aircraft structures to identify cracking, corrosion monitoring of aircraft skins and rotary inspections of fastener holes.

Eddy current array technology is now reaching the forefront of aerospace maintenance applications where array technology is replacing conventional inspections due to improvements in inspection time and data integrity. Aerospace manufacturing has also used eddy current technology for many years to inspect new components and structures prior to being assembled on the aircraft.

Remote Visual Inspection

Industrial videoscope, fiberscope and borescope systems, making it possible to not only inspect turbines and other difficult-to-access areas, but also to locate, measure and monitor foreign object damage (FOD) through both borescopes and videoscopes.

High Speed Video

High Speed Video technology allows Aircraft Engine manufacturers to record and analyze critical areas during engine development and test. Simulation of foreign object ingestion to an engine during take-off and flight are undertaken, as well as evaluation of failure modes such as internal blade separation at high speed.

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AUTOMOTIVE

Ultrasonic Testing

Ultrasonic applications in the automotive industry are diverse, and include thickness measurement of wall thickness in cast engine blocks and cylinder bores, nodularity testing in crankshafts, steering arms, and other iron castings, gas barrier layer measurement in multilayer fuel tanks, as well as thickness of sheet metal (including reduction rate at bends), molded plastic parts, and rubber over belting in tires. All measurements are quick, reliable, and performed from one side of the test piece. Ultrasonic flaw detectors are commonly used for spot weld testing as well as inspection for porosity in engine blocks, crankshafts, and other castings.

Eddy current applications that have been developed for the automotive industry include the inspection of piston crowns, turbo discs and friction welded valves. Potential applications range from using eddy current arrays to detect cracking in pressings and components to using eddy currents to measure paint thickness.

Eddy current is also used in material segregation based on the Conductivity Measurements. The material sorting can be done based on Chemical composition, Heat Damage Detection, Case Depth Determination, Heat Treatment Monitoring.

Magnetic Particle Testing

Fluorscent Magnetic Particle Inspection is used to find Cracks on Forged Automobile Components before and after Machining.

It is used to find Longitudinal Seam Cracks in the Extruded Bars.

Remote Visual Inspection

It is possible to investigate a variety of problems without teardown using remote visual inspection, including checking engine internal component condition for carbon deposits and wear, pinpointing sources of unwanted noise, identifying corrosion and confirming component failure. Routine quality control inspections at the production stage are also frequently undertaken using remote visual inspection equipment - fuel injector nozzles, cast cylinder heads and turbocharger components can all be easily inspected using rigid or flexible instruments.