ASNT Level III Certified in MT - Magnetic Particle Testing, PT - Liquid Penetrant Testing, VT
Visual Testing, RT - Radiographic Testing , UT - Ultrasonic Testing and ET - Electromagnetic Testing
DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION NDT APPLICATIONS
At Victor Aviation we feel extremely privileged to work with a number of highly-regarded companies in a variety of industries. We've designed, developed and implemented advanced NDT systems for a number of national and international companies via Master Service Agreements and understand the needs of the customer. These services include validation of manufacturing operations for new projects including welding, heat treating and fabrication along with sustaining engineering program development.
Non Destructive Testing
The field of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) is a very broad, interdisciplinary field that plays a critical role in assuring that structural components and systems perform their functions safely. NDT technicians and engineers define and implement tests that locate and characterize material conditions and flaws that might otherwise go undetected and cause premature failure.
These tests are performed in a manner that does not affect the future usefulness of the object or material. In other words, NDT allows parts and materials to be inspected and measured without damaging them. Because it allows inspection without interfering with a product's final use, NDT provides an excellent and efficient method for qualifying the integrity of parts and characterization of material properties for production line operations.
C-Scan presentations provide a plan-type view of the location and size of test specimen features. The plane of the image is parallel to the scan pattern of the transducer. C-Scan presentations are produced with an automated data acquisition system, such as a computer controlled immersion scanning system. The C-Scan presentation provides an image of the features that reflect and scatter the sound within and on the surfaces of the test piece.
The most important application of EMATs has been in nondestructive evaluation (NDE) applications such as flaw detection or material property characterization. Couplant free transduction allows operation without contact at elevated and cryogenic temperatures.
Victor Sloan's patented Cryogenic Non Destructive Testing (NDT) processess using electromagnetic acoustical transmission (EMAT) or ultrasound (UT) real-time recognition technology along with other physical shape change measuring and acoustic techniques quantitatively offers significant breakthroughs beyond existing techniques.
In its more advanced form, the use of thermal imaging systems allow thermal information to be very rapidly collected over a wide area and in a non-contact mode. Thermal imaging systems are instruments that create pictures of heat flow rather than of light. Thermal imaging is a fast, cost effective way to perform detailed thermal analysis.
The magnetic particle inspection (MPI) method of non destructive testing is a method for locating surface and sub-surface discontinuities in ferromagnetic materials. When the item under examination is magnetized, discontinuities that lie in a direction generally transverse to the direction of the magnetic field, will cause a magnetic leakage field to be formed at or above the surface of the item.
Eddy Current testing is widely used in the aerospace industry and in other manufacturing and service environments that require inspection of metals for potential safety-related or quality-related problems. In addition to crack detection, Eddy Current can be used for certain metal thickness measurements such as identifying corrosion, to measure conductivity and test for heat treatment of parts.
This NDT testing method employs a penetrating liquid , which is applied over the surface of the component under examination and enters the discontinuity or crack. Subsequently, after the excess penetrant has been removed from the surface, the penetrant that exudes or is drawn back out of the crack or discontinuity is observed. Liquid penetrant testing can be applied to any non-porous clean material, metallic or non-metallic, but is unsuitable for dirty or very rough surfaces.
The nondestructive nature of the X-ray Diffraction technique has made residual stress and austenite characterization a primary tool for process optimization, design improvement and quality control testing of materials.
Computed Tomography (CT) offers a three-dimensional view into the inspection item. This enables precise pore and wall-thickness analysis, the determination of geometric tolerances, comparisons of actual vs. target situations or the extraction of STL data.
Technicians are Certified in Accordance with National Aerospace Standards (NAS-410)