Accession Number:

ADA167166

Title:

Retirement for Cause Inspection System Design. Volume 1. Main Text.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 80-Jun 81,

Corporate Author:

PRATT AND WHITNEY WEST PALM BEACH FL GOVERNMENT PRODUCTS DIV

Report Date:

1981-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

130.0

Abstract:

A design study has been conducted to establish an engineering specification for an integrated inspection system that will be used to implement the Retirement for Cause RFC maintenance philosophy on gas turbine engine disks and spacers. The system specified by this study emphasizes equipment reliability, flexibility, component throughput and accountability required for 1985 overhaul facility implementation through an Air Force manufacturing technology program. NDE technology needs for far term post 1985 overhaul implementation of optimal RFC inspections are discussed in terms of necessary research programs which should be conducted in parallel to the manufacturing technology effort. Keywords Gas turbine engine components Defect discrimination Air Force overhaul centers Turbofan engines Nondestructive evaluation F100 engine Engine maintenance Eddy current Ultrasonic test Fluorescent pentetrant inspection and Automated test facility.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE