This SAE Aerospace Standard defines the requirements for establishing a Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) program for aerospace systems to include but not not be limited to aircraft structure, aircraft stores (external structures such as antennas, pods, fuel tanks, weapons, radomes, etc.) and missile/rocket structural components when an NDI Program Plan is required by contract. NDI Programs are essential to ensuring NDI processes are implemented to support the lifecycle design requirements of the system and its components. NDI Programs are applicable to all phases of the system life cycle, including acquisition, modification and sustainment. This standard may also be applicable to mechanical equipment, subsystems and propulsion systems, but the requirements defined by the NDI Program Plan should be tailored by the contracting agency for such use.
This specification establishes the classification, technical requirements, tests, and test procedures for the qualification, approval, and quality verification of all materials used in the liquid penetrant methods of inspection with the exception of those excluded in the application section.
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) establishes minimum requirements for eddy current inspection of circular holes in nonferrous, metallic, low conductivity (less than 5% IACS) aircraft engine hardware with fasteners removed. The inspection is intended to be performed at maintenance and overhaul facilities on engine run hardware.
This specification covers procedures for ultrasonic immersion inspection of premium grade wrought titanium and titanium alloy round billet 5 inches (127 mm) and over in nominal diameter (see 8.5). Metal alloy billets other than titanium may be tested to this specification with the use of suitable reference standards.
This specification covers nonfluorescent, magnetic particles in the form of dry powders intended to be suspended in oil or conditioned water vehicle for use in the wet method, magnetic particle inspection.
This specification covers the procedure for ultrasonic inspection of flat, contoured, round and hollow cylindrical products having a cross-sectional thickness of 0.02 to 0.50 inches (0.5 to 12.7 mm). This specification does not apply to inspection of composite materials.
This specification covers procedures for ultrasonic inspection, by pulse-echo procedures, of flat, rectangular, round, cylindrical, and contoured products having a thickness or cross-sectional dimension greater than 0.5 inch (12.7 mm), using either contact or immersion methods, and using the longitudinal-wave or shear-wave modes or combinations of the two, as necessary. This specification may apply to testing finished machined parts provided the parts can meet the basic testability requirements, such as size, contour, metallurgical structure, and thickness.