When it comes to aerospace thermal imaging, Direct Thermography provides the necessary care and attention to detail that ensures any faults or defects are picked up on and rectified. The aerospace industry operates to a ridiculously high standard of upholding the regulations so that it ensures that all health and safety requirements are always met.
As well as the aerospace industry this service also works brilliantly for the defence and engineering industries also and will detect any errors or incorrect operations for various structures and vehicles.
There are actually two main kinds of thermographic assessment and they are active thermography and passive thermography. Passive thermography refers to simply pointing the thermal imaging camera at the object you wish to thermally scan and then assessing it based on this reading. For active thermography, this is where you actually actively heat the object in question and then observe it with a thermal imaging camera to ascertain the levels of heat deterioration, possibly caused by hidden defects. This method can also be known as ‘active heat flow thermography’.
Aerospace thermography allows for the ability to be able to see the inner workings of a structure or vehicle without having to dismantle it and also while it is in operation. This is incredibly useful as it provides insight into how each component operates in synchronisation with each other and whether there are faults or defects that affect the safety of the structure overall.
There are three aspects of aerospace thermography which is why it is an integral service to the aerospace industry and providing fast and effective results to speed up the entire process. Whether it is standard predictive maintenance, non-destructive testing (NDT) or stress analysis, all of these processes are benefitted greatly by a thermal imaging camera survey and infrared technology. When you can inspect the finer points of aspects to an aeroplane or helicopter such as fuselage, wings and rotor blades, especially while in motion, it makes it a piece of cake to ascertain the location of a fault, what is causing it and when armed with that knowledge, a plan of how to fix this in a flash.
Another way that aerospace thermography can be an invaluable tool in your arsenal is through the ability to potentially highlight issues with something known as the ‘kissing bond defect’. This is a problem that occurs when something is attached to another object either through adhesion or welding. The name refers to something that happens where the adhesion or the weld looks as though it has formed correctly and as it should but, in fact, this is not the case and the adhesive or weld has not bonded properly and therefore does not have the tensile strength that it should. This can be a big problem if undiagnosed and shows just how a thermal imaging camera survey can help in the aerospace industry.
Utilise our aerospace thermography service for non-destructive testing and greatly reduce the amount of money and time spent on rectifying problems.
A thermal imaging, or FLIR, camera works by detecting the infrared radiation of a given object, person or animal based on the surface temperature. Due to this, and the fact that this practice is both non-contact and non-invasive it means that there are many applications and uses for this excellent technology.
Thermal imaging cameras have a wide range of applications and uses across an array of different industries and professions. The fact that a thermal imaging camera is able to produce results without any contact or invasion means that you can get easy and accurate answers.
As well as this, it also allows for whatever it is that is being assessed to be in operation during the survey which can be far more insightful than other methods. The industries that we most frequently conduct surveys for are; aerospace, automotive, buildings, chemical, electrical, mechanical, medical, pest control and veterinary.
Within these industries are multiple different applications for the effective use of thermal imaging cameras and their fantastic infrared detection technology.
Yes, a thermal imaging camera can indeed be used during the daytime and daylight hours. The reason for this is because a FLIR camera contains a special lens. What this lens does is that it focuses the heat given off of whatever it is that is being assessed onto a detector that is sensitive to heat. Therefore, a thermal imaging camera is not affected by light and produces equally brilliant results during the day as it would at night too.
Once you are aware that you require a thermal imaging survey then it is time to either pick up the phone to give us a call or fill out the contact for that can be found on every page of this website. We will then arrange a time that is convenient for you to be able to come and provide a free quote for the cost of the service you require. If you have already received a quote from another company, inform us of this for us to beat their price. Then it is time to get down to business, our thermal imaging survey specialists will conduct a thorough survey of whatever you require. Once we are satisfied that we have a comprehensive assessment of the given subject of the survey then we will process the data of this. We provide a report of the survey which outlines the findings of it and explains it in a way that can e understood and that will include the images from the survey too.
A thermal imaging survey will vary in cost, depending on multiple factors. Our service is entirely mobile as we can transport our thermal imaging cameras to wherever they are needed. If you are very far away from on of our offices then this may factor into the cost of your survey. Typically, a thermal imaging survey will be based around a day rate. This is subject to change by factors such as; the selected service, the necessary equipment to complete the survey, the time taken to complete the survey or other factors that are also subject to change.