The role of quality assurance in aerospace manufacture is becoming increasingly important. These inspections require the use of borescopes allowing engineers to properly and thoroughly assess different units of an aircraft: Turbines and engines, combustion chambers, low/high pressure compressors, wings, foils, cells etc.
Machine condition monitoring based on oil analysis has become an essential maintenance practice of military organizations throughout the world. An effective oil analysis program will keep important military assets such as planes, ships, tanks, trucks, and any other oil-wetted machinery in operation by reducing unexpected failures and costly unscheduled downtime. Mission readiness of military equipment is paramount, and proper maintenance can also decrease the long-term expense by minimizing replacement...
Our Envirotac line of polymers are strong enough to be a runway with in-situ soils. Envirotac is often used for Airfield taxiways and runway shoulders at existing airfields. So if controlling dust and debris is a concern, Envirotac is the right solution. Treated areas will eliminate FOD and build a platform strong enough for airplanes and airport equipment to traverse over.
When Envirotac bonds the soil particles, it will create a tough durable surface that will withstand heavy loads and adverse weather conditions. It works better than conventional methods at a fraction of the cost. The time frame required to construct with Envirotac is greatly reduced from traditional methods as well, so you can start work immediately.
SoDAR provides critical information on several fronts for airports as well. This information is both weather related and plane related. Since lives are at risk, timeliness of information is of the utmost importance.
Airport operations lead to many different types of wastewater for example through general airport, hangar and logistics operations as well as refuelling and cleaning of the aircrafts. The effluent from the runways is contaminated with oils, lubricants, detergents and other chemicals.
Applications for Coulson Ice Blast in the Aerospace sector:
Landing gear systems
Engine bay covers and other components– can be cleaned rapidly without disassembly
Brake dust and other soils and residues can be removed during restoration
Overhaul and maintenance, creating dramatic savings in man-hours and hazardous materials
Engine clean up
Anti-Corrosion coating (new aircraft only)
Cleaning ashes and fire...
Governments the world over are now working on regulations that will require Airlines to monitor and manage their GHG emissions. The UK is leading this effort with requirements for 2010 - 2012, and other countries are soon to follow. Implementation of GHGWARE and the VisionMonitor Real-Time Environmental Performance Suite allows proactive GHG emissions and compliance data management in real-time as well as predictive modeling tools for planning of future regulatory compliance.
Water pollution from airport run-off is increasingly coming under public and government scrutiny. As environmental regulations tighten, the ability to monitor for aviation fuel contamination from runway run-off has become essential.
Monitoring sites at airports can be extremely challenging often with no power or telephone lines available and with limited access for maintenance. Chelsea’s robust UviLux Hydrocarbon Sensor with its low power consumption and high accuracy is ideally suited for this application....