FAA Approval Will Move New Test Closer to Industry Acceptance
Mark Pompe, director of technology and Level III at West Penn, said, "The AMS-2628 standard is based on multi-zone testing technology. Over the years, West Penn Testing has inspected more than 22 million pounds of rotor-grade titanium billets using the multi-zone approach. However, a number of years ago we began a program to convert a percentage of our ultrasonic testing capabilities to PAUT. It is inevitable that this technology, which holds out so much promise for aerospace OEMs, will soon be in wider use. PAUT is already well established in other manufacturing industry sectors, such as ground transportation, where it has proven its worth."