25 February 2014
Imperium, Inc. said that Boeing (NYSE: BA) has included a procedure for using Imperium´s ultrasonic imaging device, the Acoustocam, in its 787 Dreamliner non-destructive testing manual.
The procedure provides a method to inspect the 787 Dreamliner´s carbon fibre-composite airframe in the field quickly and nondestructively.
Boeing´s procedure for the Acoustocam is available to all 787 Dreamliner owners. The procedure, entitled “Part 4 Ultrasonic Inspection of BMS 8-276 Solid Laminate Fuselage Structures for Damage (Ultrasonic Camera),” helps NDT inspectors capture real-time, high-resolution ultrasound images of composite structures.
Founded in 1996, Imperium develops and markets handheld ultrasonic devices to NDT professionals who need to inspect quickly large surface areas while maintaining sub-millimeter image resolution. Its website is at www.imperiuminc.com.