February 24, 2014
Boeing and Imperium finalize Acoustocam NDT procedure for 787 Dreamliner
Imperium released that Boeing has included a procedure for using Imperium’s ultrasonic imaging device, the Acoustocam, in its 787 Dreamliner Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) manual. The procedure provides a method to inspect the 787 Dreamliner’s carbon fiber-composite airframe in the field quickly and nondestructively. Boeing publishes NDT manuals that contain maintenance and inspection procedures for its aircraft. 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.