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Four Reasons Aviation Companies Use the IPLEXô NX Videoscope
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Source: Evident
For companies that operate and maintain aircraft, inspecting critical components of the aircraftís engines is a regular part of proactive maintenance protocols. These protocols are in place not only to validate an aircraft is operating normally, but also to ensure itís safe to fly.

The turbofan engines of passenger aircrafts vary in size, from small turbine engines found on regional passenger jets to the large turbine engines of intercontinental airliners. There are numerous components that require inspection inside each engine, such as turbine blades, compressor blades, and the combustion chamber. Precise inspection results are required, so itís important to use tools that enable complete and reliable examination of the engine and its internal components. And you have to be able to accomplish this without disassembling the engine.

Reliable Aircraft Engine Inspection Requires the Right Videoscope An aviation companyís inspection staff need to be familiar with a variety of nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques and have testing equipment that is versatile and easy to operate. Previously, I discussed how videoscope inspections help enhance flight safety. Now, Iíll go into detail about the advanced technologies of the IPLEXô NX videoscope that facilitate reliable remote visual inspection (RVI) of turbofan engines of all sizes.

Several domestic aviation companies have purchased IPLEX NX industrial videoscopes to perform their daily inspections, and their overall positive feedback touches on these four points:

  • High-definition (HD) images
  • Fast and accurate measurements
  • High reliability and durability
  • Our excellent after-sales service and short product-maintenance cycle

Regarding the NX modelís performance in these areas, all users gave their thumbs up. The advanced technologies described below contribute to the first three items on this list.

4 Technologies That Ease Defect Detection inside Aircraft Engines Evidentís advanced videoscope technology facilitates the detection of potential defects, enabling users to clearly observe fine cracks and other defects inside the aeroengine.

Here are four particularly useful technologies for this application:

1. Ultrabright Laser Diode Illumination You canít image what you canít see, and the inside of an engine is very dark. Our laser diode technology enhances the illumination brightness to at least five times that of white light LEDs. The combination of this advanced narrow-band laser technology and HD-level charge-coupled device (CCD) sensors reveal even small details, improving the image resolution and optimizing the battery life.

Read the full blog post at Evident.

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