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Zetec Webinar Shows How to Increase Productivity, Confidence in Bolt Hole Eddy Current Inspections for Aerospace

On-demand webinar intended for inspection service providers, NDT technicians, aerospace MRO professionals

Published: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 12:00

(Zetec: Snoqualmie, WA) -- Zetec Inc. has published its latest on-demand webinar detailing a more effective approach to one of the most common and critical nondestructive testing (NDT) applications in aerospace MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations): inspections of bolt holes in multilayer materials.

The 40-minute webinar will discuss and demonstrate how using high-resolution C-scans and dedicated analysis displays for rotating-probe and eddy current array data can increase both eddy current inspection productivity and probability of detection.

“Rotating eddy current probes and traditional impedance and sweep displays lack the resolution to identify the individual layer where a defect resides. This can make it challenging to determine whether repairs are necessary,” says Nicholas Cardillo, eddy current sales engineering director for Zetec. “This webinar will show how to use readily available eddy current technology to better recognize signals of interest, understand flaw morphology, and identify layers where bolt-hole flaws are located without the use of encoders or secondary manual measurement methods.”

The webinar features:
• An introduction to eddy current inspections of bolt holes and the specific inspection challenges related to probability of detection in multilayer materials
• The principles and application of examination techniques, including those outlined in U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Airworthiness Directive 2020-24-05 for the wing spar inspections of certain Piper Aircraft and the canopy sill longeron failures on F-15 fighter jets
• A detailed look at examination results including how C-scan displays, advanced filters, and data-review mode can increase user performance, probability of detection, and confidence in the eddy current inspection of bolt holes.

Zetec’s on-demand webinar is intended for inspection service providers, NDT technicians, and aerospace MRO professionals. It is now available for viewing. To learn more, visit: https://www.zetec.com/news/webinar-shows-how-to-increase-productivity-and-confidence-in-bolt-hole-eddy-current-inspections.

About Zetec

Zetec is a global leader in NDT solutions for the critical inspection needs of industries the world counts on every day, including power generation, oil and gas, aerospace, automotive, maritime, military, rail, heavy industry, and manufacturing. Zetec serves as a single source of high-performance solutions in both eddy current and ultrasonic technologies. For more than 50 years, Zetec has advanced NDT standards and science, providing new insight and control through inspection solutions that protect its customers’ most important assets and ensure the quality of their products. By integrating design and engineering with its own manufacturing, Zetec delivers solutions that optimize productivity, safety, and total cost of ownership.

Zetec is a subsidiary of Roper Technologies Inc., with global engineering and manufacturing centers in Quebec City and at its corporate headquarters in Snoqualmie, Washington. Zetec support spans the globe, with Centers of Excellence in Houston, Paris, Seoul, and Shanghai. For more information about Zetec, visit www.zetec.com and follow it on LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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