Accession Number : ADP010170

Title :   Development in Wear Debris Morphological Analysis at RAF Early Failure Detection Centres

Corporate Author : JOINT OIL ANALYSIS PROGRAM PENSACOLA FLTECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Roylance, Brian J. ; Jones, Lewis M. ; Luxmoore, Anthony R. ; Killingray, A. ; Harris, S.

PDF Url : ADP010170

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The RAF's Early Failure Detection Centres (EFDC) carry out routine inspection and analysis of magnetic drain plug samples taken from aircraft while in service. The captured debris is assessed in which morphological analysis is an important integral activity. The development of computerized procedures to identify and categorize the debris has led to the implementation at specific EFDC's of new, improved methods for detecting and diagnosing the wear condition of critical components. In this paper, the background to the development and application of these procedures is described in which the scope for predicting the future course of the wear and the prospects of introducing automatic analysis procedures are discussed.

Descriptors :   *IMAGE PROCESSING, *SYMPOSIA, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, DEBRIS, AIRCRAFT ENGINES, MORPHOLOGY, WEAR, INSPECTION, UNITED KINGDOM.

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Cybernetics
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE