Imperium’s Ultrasound Inspection Device to be Included in Boeing’s Nondestructive Test Manual for Inspection of
Alternative option for simple, quick nondestructive testing of composites
10-15-2013 – BELTSVILLE, MD – Imperium Inc.’s ultrasonic imaging device, AcoustoCam™, is in the final stages of being included as an inspection option on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading commercial aircraft manufacturer. AcoustoCam is a nondestructive testing solution that generates real-time, high resolution images of composite materials that can be easily interpreted by inspectors for internal anomalies.
Boeing develops inspection procedures to be used by their customers. The AcoustoCam procedure is initially for in-service use on the 787 Dreamliner to inspect the new composite fuselage.
Boeing procedures are developed to meet the needs of their customers. All Nippon Airways (ANA) approached Boeing about including AcoustoCam in the NDT (nondestructive testing) manual because AcoustoCam provided simple, quick and easy-to-interpret images of internal composite structures.
In recommending the approval of AcoustoCam, Hiroshi Kobayashi, an ANA Senior Manager of Structural Engineering, said, “The device is very helpful in capturing the image of internal structures quickly with Cscan mode.” Kobayashi also noted that AcoustoCam provided superior results over their current device, “our airline would like to use Acoustocam and intends to purchase the ultrasonic imaging device when Boeing’s NDT manual for the AcoustoCam is established.”