In production, every aircraft structure component will undergo inspection by one of the primary NDT methods. In-service aircraft will experience subsequent nondestructive testing, eddy current inspection being one the primary methods. This article serves to highlight the more common forms of eddy current applications on in-service aircraft.
For most students, measurement and GD&T is a new subject for them. I get the opportunity to review the basic concepts each year. Let's review some of the elements of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
A standard is a document established by consensus and approved by a recognized bodythat provides – for common and repeated use – rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results, aimed at the achievement of the optimum degree of order in a given context.
Why test for top-load strength? Packaging for consumable goods has several purposes. Not only must it have an optimal design and attractive looks to grab the attention of a prospective purchaser, but it must also provide ample protection for the product inside.
A comprehensive material verification program includes testing weld wire, round bar, small bore pipe and bolting. Handheld libs analyzers can optimize access to such parts, providing a comprehensive, on-site solution for QA programs.
The owner/operators of equipment such as vessels, furnaces, boilers, exchangers, tanks, and associated piping and instruments rely on an integrity management program designed to assess the reliability and protect the integrity of the equipment for safe and efficient operation.
As manufacturers worldwide seek to enhance their machines and equipment with online connectivity—an example of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)—they are realizing this technology’s remarkable potential. I
The emergence of autonomous mobile robots (AMR), which can independently transport materials around a facility using built-in Lidar scanners and 3D cameras, can make automating tasks faster, less expensive and easier to deploy overall.
In all types of industries, machine learning (ML) tools are finding the needle in the haystack of data, augmenting quality and safety professionals with a new kind of intelligence that can unlock hidden data patterns that are impossible for the human mind or eye to absorb.