Accession Number : ADA333310

Title :   Filmless Radiography for Aerospace NDT

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May-31 Dec 96

Corporate Author : LIBERTY TECHNOLOGIES CONSHOHOCKEN PA

Personal Author(s) : Kinsella, Timothy E. ; Kahley, G. R.

PDF Url : ADA333310

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The purpose of this Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort was to examine the suitability of an industrial system of filmless radiography to aerospace applications, and define such a system that would satisfy Air Force needs and requirements. Filmless radiography was applied to the nondestructive evaluation of Air Force aircraft demonstrating cost-effective benefits to routine inspections for foreign objects (FO), moisture entrapment, corrosion, and cracks. Film radiography has become a burden-some, inefficient, and expensive activity, especially in light of hazardous materials concerns. Hazardous materials handling is a significant environmental issue and therefore maintenance and disposition of film processing chemicals and the silver recovery program have become major concerns. Employment of a system of filmless radiography would not only reduce the cost of dealing with hazardous materials, but eliminate it completely.

Descriptors :   *NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, *RADIOGRAPHY, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, COST EFFECTIVENESS, CORROSION, CRACKS, FILMS, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, INSPECTION, FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE