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):

Report Date:

1996-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE