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AIRCRAFT & AEROSPACE

Space Science Services is FAA certified and offers all of our NDT services for Aircraft.

(Certified Repair Station # DB4D122M)

We have performed NDT on over 3000 aircraft ranging from general aviation light twins to large commercial aircraft (Boeing, Beech, Cessna, Fairchild, Lockheed, Learjet, etc).

We also have military aircraft experience including military missile guidance components, solid fuel rocket propellant, warheads, etc.


DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY / X-RAY TESTING

Space Science Services, Inc. is a provider of film-less radiography technologies for nondestructive testing, offering Digital Radiography. Advantages include:    

  • Film-less Solutions
  • Eliminates film and reduces exposure time
  • Significant reduction in NDT inspection time
  • No chemistry needed
  • High quality radiography at lower cost than traditional methods
  • Hard copy solutions (Digitized Film)
  • Increased accuracy of nondestructive inspection results interpretation
  • Highly efficient image archiving and retrieval
  • Images always stored in raw un-enhanced format and may not be altered
  • Powerful, intuitive software for image analysis and enhancement provides increased NDT inspection accuracy and image evaluation

 

 
 

 The D2S system scans and records velocity and time of flight information, insuring proper calibration at any point on the roll. The D2S also provides the flexibility and reporting capabilities of the Analyst software.

The D2S system scans and records velocity and time of flight information, insuring proper calibration at any point on the roll. The D2S also provides the flexibility and reporting capabilities of the Analyst software.

DRYER ROLL INSPECTIONS

Shell thinning generally occurs on the inside of the dryer shells due to erosion caused by loose balance weights, siphons, etc. Thinning can be gradual across a wide area or may be present as localized grooves. Undetected casting defects may also enlarge. Thinning of the shell can lead to catastrophic rupture resulting in damage to large sections of the machine. Dryer heads may crack due to fatigue or chemical etching may occur due to harsh cleaning solutions. Dryer bolts may be affected in the same manner. 

 


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PHASED ARRAY ULTRASONIC TESTING

Ultrasonic phased array systems can potentially be used in almost any test where conventional ultrasonic flaw detectors have traditionally been used. Weld inspection and crack detection are the most important applications, and these tests are done across a wide range of industries including aerospace, power generation, petrochemical, metal billet and tubular goods suppliers, pipeline construction and maintenance, structural metals, and general manufacturing. Phased arrays can also be effectively used to profile remaining wall thickness in corrosion survey applications.          

The benefits of phased array technology over conventional UT come from its ability to use multiple elements to steer, focus and scan beams with a single transducer assembly. Beam steering, commonly referred to sectorial scanning, can be used for mapping components at appropriate angles. This can greatly simplify the inspection of components with complex geometries.

 

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PHASED ARRAYED WELD SCANNER

The manual scanner is able to inspect standard pipes as small as 0.84 in. OD to 4.5 in. OD.  

The manual scanner inspects pipes in limited access areas where minimal clearance is required. Adjacent obstructions such as piping, supports, and structures can be as close as 12 mm (0.5 in.). This spring-loaded scanner is designed to attach to the carbon steel and stainless steel pipes of different diameters.