Aeronautical Inspection Services
Are you inspecting your aircraft and ground support assets using the most efficient and effective Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) methods available?
We don’t need to tell you how vital aircraft maintenance programs are! With more and more flights getting back underway, it is more crucial than ever to find efficient ways to detect defects while maintaining an extremely high level of accuracy.
The application of NDT has proven to be highly effective in the aeronautics industry since the 1950s.
NDT technicians perform inspections that detect cracks and other defects that are not visible to the naked eye quickly and effectively. Routine and on condition aeronautical inspection processes involving NDT are an integral part of all aircraft fleet management. Without such inspections, defects and potential hazards can be missed or misidentified, leading to catastrophic failure.
What testing methods do we use?
The first and most common Non-Destructive method used is the visual inspection. Our team always employs a solely visual aeronautical inspection as our first port of call, to determine if an asset can even pass a basic visual inspection, before continuing on with a more thorough investigation.
Ultrasonic Testing (UT) is conducted by transmitting high-frequency sound energy into the asset under inspection and analysing the echoes returned to detect any possible defects. When identified and located, these defects can alert the inspector to any non-conforming conditions in the product.
Our team primarily implements UT in order to accurately detect internal and surface breaking defects in steel and alloy skins, formers, components and detecting delamination, inclusions, moisture and porosity in carbon fibre and other composite components.
There has been an increase in the use of composite materials in the aerospace industry which is driving a need for new composite inspection techniques that can rapidly scan large structures and provide quantitative data on the material integrity. Traditional composite inspection solutions require the use of a single-point probe or a multiplexed group of probes.
We are the SE Asia, Australia and New Zealand agents for the Innerspec Technologies range of inspection instruments. Innerspec develop advanced phased array ultrasonic, and eddy current instruments specifically designed for the aeronautical industry.
Eddy Current Testing
Eddy Current tests are widely used as part of many NDT evaluations. This method is particularly well suited for the detection of surface and near surface cracks and corrosion usually caused by fatigue, environmental attack, or stress corrosion cracking. Eddy current inspections can be performed with a minimum of part preparation and a high degree of sensitivity.
Innerspec have developed the BRIO, an advanced, ultra-portable Eddy Current Array (ECA) instrument designed for in-service inspections in aerospace inspections. The BRIO is small enough to be worn on a belt, and powerful enough for bench work. The tablet user interface connected wirelessly to the instrument permits the operator to be highly mobile when working at heights, climbing structures, or moving from part to part during benchtop inspection.
Magnetic Particle Testing
Magnetic particle testing (MPT) is a method we highly recommend for use when inspecting ferro-magnetic (high carbon steel) aerospace components. This NDT method requires the use of magnetic fields to identify surface breaking and near surface flaws in the inspected asset. By applying a magnetic field to the component, we identify defects when magnetic particles are drawn to the location of any flux leaks due to cracking.
This method is extensively used for steel engine, gearbox, undercarriage and actuator components as well as steel airframe structures.
Liquid Penetrant Inspection
Flourescent Liquid Penetrant Inspections (LPI) are commonly employed on any non-porous aircraft component, removeable or in-situ, to detect surface breaking discontinuities such as fatigue cracks, stress corrosion cracking and corrosion. Much like MPT, this method is very sensitive which makes it a useful tool to detect very fine defects in aircraft components.
The Revo Group Difference
At Revo Group, we don’t just provide the NDT services to our clients, we also supply industry leading technology sales, training, full product support, consumables and consultation services.
With over 60 years of NDT experience backed by our very experienced Level 3 NDT Technician, our team can work efficiently to advise appropriate methods, produce NDT Procedures and deliver excellent inspection services, keeping all key stakeholders informed throughout the process. We stay on the cutting edge of NDT so you don’t have to. Our trained inspectors work with you to deliver an aviation inspection service that fits your unique needs.
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Unit A5, 2688 Ipswich Rd Darra QLD 4076