Airbus Defence and Space

NON DESTRUCTIVE AND DIMENSIONAL TESTS

Thermography

Means

One infrared thermography camera and numerous technologies of implementation are at your disposal to characterize your product.

Features / technical details

Characteristics

This process is based on thermal radiation detection and characterization emitted by a "warm" object. This method, global and contact-free, affords to visualize flaws.

Performance of means

MEANS - 740 inframetric camera (Peltier cooling and adjustable emission)

  • CEDIP processing mean (Software, flash lamps...)
  • The mean is entirely transportable (In Situ tests)

METHODS

  • Passive : visualization of infrared radiation emitted by a "warm" object. Then, warm or cold points observation.
  • Flash : visualization of a body infrared radiation whereon is put energy known by flash lamps. Thermal response affords to characterize specimen.
  • Modulated : visualization of a body subject to sinusoidal heating realised with lamps by infrared radiation. Detection synchronous with heating. Phases differences generated by possible flaws are used to test specimens.

PROCESS

  • In transmission : transmitter and detector are put on both sides of the specimen to be tested.
  • in reflection : transmitter and detector are put on the same side.

DIMENSION OF SPECIMENS

  • from some cm2 to several m2.