Aerospace Parts Test
Currently there are a number of aerospace alloys, including Al- and Mg-, Ni-, Co- and Ti-based alloys. In aluminum-based alloys, Al is the predominate metal in the system along with alloying elements such as copper, zinc, manganese, silicon and magnesium.
Aerospace Parts Test

Currently there are a number of aerospace alloys, including Al- and Mg-, Ni-, Co- and Ti-based alloys. In aluminum-based alloys, Al is the predominate metal in the system along with alloying elements such as copper, zinc, manganese, silicon and magnesium.

Two main classifications of Al-based alloys are cast and wrought alloys, both of which are subdivided into heat-treatable and non-heat-treatable categories. More than 80% of Al alloys are produced by the wrought process in the form of rolled sheets and foils because of their higher strength and lower density.

The following Al alloys are commonly used in aircraft and other aerospace applications (helicopters and spacecraft): 7075, 6061, 6063, 2024 and 5052. Among these, the 7075 Al alloy is most preferred by the aircraft industry. The composition of this specific Al alloy is 5.1–6.1% zinc, 2.1–2.9% magnesium, 1.2–2.0% copper and less than 0.5% of silicon, iron, manganese, titanium, chromium and other trace metals.9 Aluminum alloys are widely used in aircraft fuselages and other engineering structures and compounds in which light weight and corrosion resistance are highly desired.

In addition to Al-based alloys, specially designed alloys make it possible for the aircraft industry to produce high-strength parts for jet engines and airframes where high pressure, temperature and vibration are greatly considered during their design and manufacturing.
Stainless steel, titanium, nickel, copper and their alloys are the major components of aerospace alloys utilized for engine blocks, providing high strength and/or the ability to perform at extremely high temperatures. The ratio of engine power to weight, airframe strength and many other factors drastically affect jet performance. Also, these alloys are designed to be strong, resistant to corrosion and able to maintain their integrity at any temperature.

Handheld XRF Analyzer for Aerospace Parts Testing

As we all know, for the aerospace Industry, passengers’ lives rely upon the right overall performance of plane components,therefore testing for aerospace substances will become a crucial issue. A mix-up on a spacecraft or business satellite wil cost and wasted a lot of effort, while on a business plane it could be disastrous. Application of inprovements of handheld XRF Analzyer for aerospace include;

--Quality check for high-temp, nickel, titanium, aluminum alloys and superalloys;

---Analysis of light element for aero aluminum and titanium alloy;

--- Chemical identification of selenium, cadmium and zinc coatings for space applicatons

Coating Analysis for Aerospace Industry with Handheld XRF

Aerospace applications demand high-precision parts that are oxidation and corrosion resistant, and have surface finishes that are free of defects. This is due in part to the extremely high temperatures at which these parts must function. Aircraft engines run at such extreme temperatures to burn fuel efficiently.  Gas turbine blades are made of nickel-based superalloys for their tolerance to high temperatures as well as their strength and wear resistance. Turbines are then coated with Thermal Barrier Coating (TBC) to protect the base metal from operating environment. TBC makes it possible to increase the operating temperature of gas turbines. Turbine blade repair requires removal of the TBC coating without damaging the base metal. Handheld XRF can be useful in this application because it can determine TBC coating thickness for either the coating removal process or the re-coating process.
Nickel is also used in the aerospace industry because it can be made to plate with little or no stress and is therefore appropriate for applications where stress needs to be minimized.

Cadmium coatings are also commonly used in the aerospace industry.They are applied to bolts and other fasteners, chassis, connectors, and other components and provide excellent corrosion resistance, good lubricity, electrical conductivity, and easy solderability.

Aerospace programs call for excessive-precision elements which are oxidation and corrosion resistant, and feature floor finishes which are free from defects. This is due in element to the extraordinarily excessive temperatures at which those elements should function. Aircraft engines run at such intense temperatures to burn fuel efficiently. Gas turbine blades are product of nickel  based superalloys for the tolerance to excessive temperatures in addition to their power and wear resistance. Turbines are then linked with Thermal Barrier Coating (TBC) to defend the base metallic from running environment. TBC makes it feasible to growth the running temperature of turbines. Turbine blade reparis calls for elimination of the TBC coating without detrimental bottom metallic.

Handheld XRF may be beneficial on this utility due to the fact it could decide TBC coating thickness for both the coating elimination procedure or the re-coating procedure. Nickel is likewise used withinside the aerospace fields due to the fact it could be made to plate with very little pressure and is consequently suitable for programs wherein pressure desires to be minimized. Cadmium coatings also are typically used inside the aerospace fields.They are applied to bolts and different fasteners, chassis, connectors, and different additives and offer splendid corrosion resistance, suitable lubricity, electric conductivity, and smooth solderability.

AXR Scientific Handheld XRF Terra900S is Ideal for Aerospace Alloy Analysis and Coating Analysis

Terra900S series analyzer has a lower element detection limit, which solves the problem that traditional methods are difficult to quickly and accurately analyze trace elements in samples; while the instrument has high accuracy, it also has the following advantages:
(a) The instrument is portable and easy to use in different occasions
(b) No sample preparation required for non-destructive testing
(c) Short time required for quantitative analysis and reliable results
Terra900S series analyzers provide a relatively complete solution for the composition analysis and reliability identification of alloy materials. The instrument is equipped with a high-performance X-ray tube and SDD detector to provide users with fast and accurate element concentration analysis; an optional large-area silicon drift detector is provided to further improve the resolution of the instrument and reduce the time required for analysis. With the high performance for testing light elements of Mg, Al, Si, P, S , it has proved that Terra900S is the suitable solution for Analysis of Aerospace Alloys compositions and Coatings.

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