Tests for leakage identification on Aircraft fluid Mechanical Installations
The project aims to develop innovative methods to make on-ground leak testing more efficient, ecological and faster in aeronautical industry environments, reducing costs, time to market and toxic wastes due to standardization on test procedures and testing using non-polluting means.
The project will draw on TQC's in-depth knowledge of leak testing techniques, our wide experience of fluid mechanics and applied sealing systems that have been used to test aircraft fuel tanks, fuel transfer systems, aircraft hydraulics, fire extinguisher systems and leading edge ducts on the latest aircraft structures that use modern materials.
Recently TQC has constructed complete sophisticated PC based control systems for leak testing fully constructed wings using a) tracer gas (Helium and Hydrogen) techniques for fuel tanks and fuel transfer systems, b) complete wing hydraulic testers for flushing at a Re No. 4,500 with particle size monitoring and then pressure testing to 4,500 psi using Skydrol, and c) testing lower pressure systems for leading edge duct, gas inerting and for fire extinguisher systems using pressure decay techniques.