NDI -Tap Testing of Advanced Composite parts

Course code: TECH-009 

Course duration: 2 Days 

All EFC courses comply with SAE-CACRC, FAA, CAA and EASA standards.

This is a Training 'level 1-2 composite NDI Tap testing course. It is a "Basic" (NDI) composite parts Tap testing  course designed to meet the requirements of a wide range of participants such as; Technicians, Certifying staff, NDI Inspectors and Quality control Inspectors, who want to have a better understanding and importance and limitations of tap testing on advanced composite parts with thin skins .

Advised Pre-requisites;

  • Preferably some basic knowledge of what composites are and made out and used for.
  • Normal hearing in both ears.
    Checking your hearing quality is an important step if you professionally want to perform Tap testing composite parts in your company.

Participants;
Personnel of technical departments with prior experience in Composites and who want to gain a better understanding of inspecting parts made out of advanced composite materials by mean of hand Tap testing,
electronic Tap hammer testing for de-laminations or dis-bonds 
Personnel with some composite fabrication or Repair experience

Number of participants: Minimum required 4 and Maximum 12 per course*.
* Courses will be confirmed as running by EFC as soon as sufficient applications are received! 

Objectives
To provide participants with theoretical knowledge and practical Hands-On skills necessary to carry out basics off  composite damage mapping, allowable  damage limit findings and tap testing with various tapping devices/tap hammers.

At the end of the course the participants:

  • Must be attentive to details in composite parts

Course Content Theory  (Level 1-2)

  • Locations on various types of aircraft
  • Limitations of NDI by hand tapping 
  • Repair /NDI Manual chapter subjects 
    General tap testing procedures for damage and repair inspection on honeycomb structure with thin skins References:
    NDI Part 1, 51-01-01 Inspection of repairs
    NDI Part 2, 51-00-02 Substructure Fracture in Composite Structure
    NDI Part 4, 51-00-05 Bond test inspection of Honeycomb Structure
    Use of reverence standards
  • Preperation of tap erea 
  • Tap sound definitions
  • Application of Tap scan patterns on composite parts
  • Examine honeycomb structures
  • How to make an Analysis of the Inspection results
  • Tapping Equipment and illustrations:
    -  Boeing and Airbus Tap Test tools steel and aluminium
    -  RD3 electronic tap hammer
    -  Woodpecker WP-632 digital tap hammer
  • Short introduction to advanced Aircraft composite structures/ and Aircraft metal bonded structures
  • Composite awareness & reporting minor/major damage incident 
  • Minor Damage assessment, impact, dents scratches and others     
  • Accept or reject criteria
  • Quality Assurance

Practical exercises: (Level 1-2)

Participants will be intensively monitored while performing actual tap testing  on prepared glass/Carbon and Aramid fiber sandwich constructions and dry fiber material with various ply lay-Up directions.

  • Post Inspection of composite solid and sandwich parts
  • Determine damage types and size in fiber laminates and honeycomb sandwich parts
  • Checking max. Allowable damage limits on parts
  • Application of Tap scan patterns on composite parts
  • Damage assessment, damage mapping and reporting according to the SRM allowable damage limits
  • Accept or reject parts accordingly

 Examinations

  • Multiple choice questions from each of the teachings Level 1-2 
  • Successful completion is 75% correct answers The examination will be closed book
  • The practical mark will be the average of all marks gained from the practical NDI exercises
  • All grades will be recorded in the participant individual training records and kept on record at EFC for unlimited time (compliant with Reference EASA Commission Regulation (EU) No 1321/2014)
  • A certificate of accomplishment is handed out to each participant.

Note for companies only: 

  • Course dates as noted on our "Upcoming course schedule" can be run on request to a required course date by your company. Please do contact us for a request!

'On-Site' Training
This course can be held/requested for an 'On-Site' training at your company under our "Terms & Conditions"
Please contact us for actual course price quote for an On-site Training at your facility.
On site requirements for training: Classrooms with white board, beamer or LED flat screen.

This course can also be held at our facility in, Bicester, UK at the Bicester Banbury College.  Minimum participants: 4 and & max. 12 .

Contact our purchasing manager Rolf Hovener at e-mail at r.a.hover@efcomposites.com or info@efcomposites.com 

Course Pricing
All course prices are Excluded VAT. (Dutch Tax is 21%). EFC complies with Dutch tax laws. On request, companies can be sent a quotation and invoice, instead of paying direct On-line with PayPal, IDEAL or credit cards.
Courses can be run on a price per day and a minimum / maximum number of participants per course per day. Please do contact us for further information.

 

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