Pulse thermography is a non-destructive technique used to find defects in aircraft and aerospace components. Pulse thermography allows materials to be inspected very quickly for near-surface defects and bonding weaknesses.
In pulse thermography the material to be inspected is heated up equally using a very short heat pulse. Defects, bonding faults and corrosion can be observed using a thermographic camera on the surface.
More specifically, pulse thermography inspections are used in accordance with Airbus AD 2014-0033 & AD 2013-0302. ‘Inspection of the rudder side shell sandwich repair inspection’.
Morgan Ward have now purchased a pulsed thermography inspection kit, specifically for the rudder side shell sandwich repair inspection, AD 2014-0033 & AD 2013-0302. This adds to our current scope of thermography inspections including the Elevators (55-20-07), Rudder (55-40-08) and ELCH inspections (55-40-09).
Morgan Ward NDT can offer a quick and cost effective service to the airline industry on a worldwide basis. We have approved engineers and pulse thermography kit ready to inspect any Airbus A318/319/320/321/330 or 340 aircraft.
All our inspectors are level II or level III certified to EN4179/NAS410 or ASNT, where relevant.