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Part Financed by the European Community European Regional Development Fund and managed by

Yorkshire Enterprise

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Yorkshire QualityAlliance

X-ray

Application - Detection of internal flaws and defects such as cracks, corrosion, inclusions and thickness variations.

Advantages

bulletEliminates many disassembly requirements particularly for airframe structures.
bulletThe method has a high sensitivity.
bulletThe method provides a permanent record of the inspection on film.

Disadvantages

bulletRadiation hazard.
bulletTrained operators and film processing equipment required.
bulletCracks orientated in a normal plane to the x-ray beam may not be detected.
bulletElectrical source is required.

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Above - Safety lamps and warning boards are used to keep people out of areas where Radiographic examinations are being carried out.

 

Above - Preparing to carry out radiographic examination of aircraft structure

Gamma ray

Application - Detection of internal flaws and defects such as cracks, corrosion, inclusions and thickness variations.

Advantages

bulletUseful in making radiographs of areas where x-rays may not be possible either for reasons of access or material thickness.
bulletNo electrical source required.

Disadvantages

bulletRadiation hazard.
bulletTrained operators and film processing equipment is required.
The company has a range of portable x-ray equipment for use in this area, including a portable automatic film processor.

 

Last modified: January 20, 2016