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Yorkshire Enterprise

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Yorkshire QualityAlliance

 

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Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield

Application - Detection of surface and internal defects, cracks and flaws in most metals and some composite materials by pulse echo techniques.

Advantages

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Fast, dependable and relatively easy to operate.

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Results are instantly known.

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Very accurate.

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Highly sensitive.

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Very portable.

Disadvantages

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Trained operator required.

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Suspect defect plane orientation must be known to select correct wave mode.

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Calibration standards are required to establish instrument sensitivity.

 

Above - Ultrasonic examination of V2500 Engine 4th stage compressor using a borescope and TV monitor to ensure accurate probe positioning.

 

Below - Ultrasonic Examination Of Turbine Mid-frame Casing.

 

 

 

 

 
Last modified: December 31, 2006