Through proactive routine maintenance and monitoring, defects and other mechanical integrity issues can be detected early within aircraft components contributing to safe and reliable operations.
Safe travel is heavily dependent upon not only the proper manufacturing of aircraft parts and equipment, but also the inspection and testing of these components. The aviation industry (both commercial and defense) has established very high safety standards, and safe travel is heavily dependent upon not only the proper manufacturing of aircraft parts and equipment, but also routine inspection and testing of these components.
Through proactive routine maintenance and Intertek’s expert technical services such as non-destructive testing, stress analysis, material testing and on-wing inspection, defects and other mechanical integrity issues can be detected early within aircraft components such as engine blades. The resulting repairs or replacements contribute to safe and reliable operations.
Should a failure occur, aircraft owners and operators are required to determine the cause of failure, and Intertek’s failure analysis and forensic engineering department can play a key role in obtaining this information and helping ensure the failure does not reoccur.
Stress Analysis & Failure Assessments
Intertek’s multidisciplinary teams with specialist knowledge in areas of materials fracture mechanics, fatigue, finite element analysis, materials, inspection and welding have conducted failure analyses as well as hundreds of fitness-for-service assessments.
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
Using conventional and advanced NDT techniques, defects and irregularities can be detected without destroying or impacting the integrity of the items being tested.
3D Laser Scanning / Metrology
Using innovative surveying solutions Intertek can shorten project duration, improve safety, increase integration accuracy and reduce the potential for component modification.
Through customized engineering services, advanced technology and world-class expertise, our unique solutions help owners and operators minimize costs, improve efficiency, meet safety standards and ensure installations conform to operation and design parameters.
Failure Analysis and Forensic Engineering
When equipment and assets do not function or perform as designed, owners and operators look to understand how to improve equipment reliability and determine the root cause of failure. Scientific analysis provides the insight to solve the problem, take remedial action and prevent recurrence.