Presenter Information

Kimberly Erland, Pratt & Whitney

Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1989 12:00 AM

Description

Redundant fluorescent penetrant inspection (RFPI) is the practice of performing multiple inspections on a single part. The philosophy behind multiple inspections is to increase the probability of detecting a flaw which may exist. In reality, the multiple inspections may not increase inspection capability as much as expected because the inspections may be performed by the same operator or multiple operators, the procedure may be reset before performing the next inspection, and the part may be cleaned.

Volume

8B

Chapter

Chapter 10: Inspection Reliability

Pages

2221-2228

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-0817-1_282

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Quantifying the Benefit of Redundant Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection

La Jolla, CA

Redundant fluorescent penetrant inspection (RFPI) is the practice of performing multiple inspections on a single part. The philosophy behind multiple inspections is to increase the probability of detecting a flaw which may exist. In reality, the multiple inspections may not increase inspection capability as much as expected because the inspections may be performed by the same operator or multiple operators, the procedure may be reset before performing the next inspection, and the part may be cleaned.