Flying Safely - Corrosion Testing for the Aviation Industry

When it comes to aviation, safety is paramount for not only manufacturers but consumers as well. Travelers want to know and be confident in the planes they fly and that they will get them safely to their destination. Unfortunately, recent news has surfaced about titanium entering the supply chain system using falsified documents. Typically, titanium is a corrosion-resistant metal – hence why it is often used to manufacture airplanes. Recently, per the New York Times, an unnamed parts supplier uncovered small holes in the material from corrosion. Airlines are now taking pre-emptive measures to ensure that these parts are removed from their supply chain, and grounding any planes that might contain this material.

What is Corrosion?

Corrosion has a big impact on industrial, infrastructure, and daily life. It is a natural process that gradually deteriorates materials which poses significant challenges to various sectors including transportation, energy, manufacturing, and construction. Simply put, it is the enemy of materials and leads to the degradation of metals and other substances due to environmental factors which can result in economic losses and safety hazards. (Insights, 2023)1.

Corrosion Testing

Eurofins EAG Laboratories – A Top Corrosion Company

Eurofins EAG Laboratories (EAG) is a leader in corrosion testing employing a multidisciplinary approach and advanced techniques to aid manufacturers in improving their products’ reliability. Corrosion testing is critical to understanding how a material reacts with its environment. Clients use EAG’s corrosion testing services to solve, prevent, and mitigate corrosion problems including premature failure, structural integrity, and contamination. In addition, corrosion testing helps ensure proper materials selection, a critical manufacturing step that prevents future problems. EAG corrosion consultants help clients enhance existing products before and after corrosion testing. Even if testing is not needed, our consultants can provide failure analysis to understand why corrosion mechanisms caused the failure and consulting for prevention.

EAG has over 50 years’ experience in materials testing services. Our parent company, Eurofins Scientific, is a multi-billion-dollar global leader in scientific services with a portfolio of over 200,000 validated analytical methods. We offer a consultative, multi-disciplinary approach to solving your materials- and engineering-related product problems. As thought leaders in investigative science, we set the global standard for materials testing services. Contact us today to learn more about how we can partner together to address your challenges.

References

  1. Insights, M. T. (2023, August 28). EAG Laboratories – Leading the Charge in Metallurgy and Material Analysis and Consultation. Manufacturing Technology Insights, p. 7. 

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