Thermography is a non-contact, non-destructive testing method used in the aerospace, defence and general engineering industries that utilises infrared imaging to detect flaws in a variety of structures.
Thermographic inspection can be used over a large area, without the need for direct contact with the component, and can detect a range of defects, including:
Voids, Moisture Ingress, Delaminations, Corrosion, Disbonds, Porosity, Crack Propagation, Impact Damage, Diffusivity and Systematic Wall Thinning.
Our technicians can advise on thermographic procedures and techniques for the inspection of various materials and can carry out testing on site globally or in one of our UK laboratories.
More specifically, thermography inspections (TT) are used in accordance with Airbus rudder task NTM 55-40-09 ‘inspection of the sandwich structure of the elevator panels using thermographic technique for trapped water inside the honeycomb core cells’ & Elevator task NTM 55-20-07 ‘Inspection of the bonding layers between rudder side panel honeycomb structure and external skins of the rudder side panels’.
Morgan Ward NDT can offer a quick and cost effective service to the airline industry on a worldwide basis. We have approved engineers and thermography inspection kits ready to inspect any customer specific aircraft applications.
All our inspectors are level II or level III certified to EN4179/NAS410 or ASNT, where relevant.