Aerospace - Materials Testing and Verification
Within the aerospace industry and in particular the manufacture and repair of aircraft it is paramount that all materials and processes are regularly monitored to meet the highest standards of safety and control.
XRF and OES analysis for the Aerospace Industry
X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) are analytical techniques used throughout the aerospace industry to identify specific materials. They offer a range of benefits including simple, accurate, rapid and traceable analysis leading to improved quality assurance through material verification and cost savings.
Polymers are widely used throughout the aerospace and aviation industries. For example, aircraft fuel tank sealants. In this application manganese dioxide is often used as a curing agent . The XRF benchtop analyser X-Supreme8000 is an easy to use, robust tool used to monitor and control the concentration of manganese in the sealant to ensure the correct properties.
PMI–MASTER Pro is a mobile Optical Emission analyser with a high measurement capacity of metallic material, especially when Carbon, Magnesium, Aluminium or Silicon need to be detected. This analyser is highly robust for all day use, 365 days a year operation and is ideal for incoming inspection of raw material.
For Positive Materials Identification (PMI) and quality control the handheld XRF analyser X-MET7000 Series is the tool of choice guaranteeing high performance, reliability, fast and non-destructive materials analysis.