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Non-destructive Testing

COA 700

CAR 30(2A) and 30A

Applicant: .................................................. File Ref: ........................ DO: ................
Carry out an assessment of the applicant's system of quality control and procedures manual to ensure
that they meet the requirements of CAR 30(2D).
In conjunction with an acceptable manual and facilities inspections using checklists COA 500 and
COA 600, as appropriate, assess the application against the criteria of this checklist.
During the inspection(s) interview principal staff to ensure that each one fully understands the content
of the applicant's system of quality control and procedures manual, and their implications.
Research should be undertaken with each application to determine what items are fundamental
and to ensure that the applicant has the necessary fundamentals to satisfactorily carry out the
tasks for which he or she has applied.
Important: The scope and size of the applicant’s proposed organisation will determine the
applicability of the checklist items. The content of the checklist is not absolute.
The checklist is provided in the form of questions to respond to, which are not in all cases
intended to indicate essential requirements, but to aid the person performing the assessment in
addressing the requirements of CAR 30.
Note: As a guide, Aviation Safety Surveillance Program Checklist ASSP 454 refers to the industry
standards employed in the various processes.
As applicable, use this checklist in conjunction with:
• COA 200: System of Quality Control Procedures Manual: General
• COA 202: System of Quality Control: System of Computer Control
• COA 500: Manufacture and Maintenance of aircraft
• COA 600: Manufacture and Maintenance of Aircraft Components and Materials.

General

Yes, No or N/A

Check that the applicant has access to the following tools and equipment as applicable.

Ultrasonic Inspection
Equipment:
• A-scan, Digital, C-scan immersion etc.

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Ancillary Equipment:
• Probes, leads, stand-off/angle devices etc.

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Standards:
• Calibration:
° IIW (calibration blocks), mini angle-beam, distance-amplitude, area-amplitude etc. ..................
• Reference Standards:
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° Thickness gauge/step wedge, test sample etc.
Remarks: ................................................................................................................................................
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form 298 04/1999

cert approval-checklist-non-destructive testing-coa 700

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....... probe guides etc. ..... No or N/A Equipment: • Low frequency. • Fresh water rinse facility............................ No or N/A Equipment: • X-ray − low KV. • Chemical storage • Safelights..................................................... ........... Ancillary Equipment: • Film.............. lead screens............ Viewing equipment: • High intensity.......................................................................... ...................................................... ...................................................... ................. ..... Film processing equipment: • Immersion tanks........... plumb bob............. • Magnifying lenses • Densitometer......... fluorescent etc... Remarks: ..COA 700 Eddy Current Inspection Yes................... dosimeters.. ............................. temperature control etc................ Standards: • Step-wedge densities...................... IQIs (Image Quality Indicators)............ ..... .......... ............................................................ leads........... ................................... Standards: • Calibration • Reference standards............. Page 2 of 4 cert approval-checklist-non-destructive testing-coa 700 form 298 04/1999 .. ........... test samples etc................. . Ancillary Equipment: • Probes....... Radiographic Inspection Yes.......... high frequency......... Remarks: ....................... drying cabinet.. film cassettes.................... .................. test samples............................. high KV (should be constant potential/small focal spot) • Gamma ray − source................. ... timing equipment etc............................. ........ ......... Local government approval for operation? Sighted approval document...................................................................... .............. . tape measure • Film identification characters • Characteristic/exposure curves................... ............... area monitor.

................... form 298 04/1999 cert approval-checklist-non-destructive testing-coa 700 Page 3 of 4 ............................. .. No or N/A Portable Equipment: • Articulated electromagnet.... non-aqueous developer................... ....... hydrophilic.................................. current controls etc.. timer etc............... Rinse Station: • Coarse water/air spray • Black light illumination........... Remarks: .. darkened inspection area • Centrifuge tube....................... .....................COA 700 Magnetic Particle Inspection Yes.. .............................. Ketos ring.................................. solvent cleaner............... • Fluid reticulation system • Demagnetising coil (may be included with bench).. Remarks: .................... Fixed Equipment: • Magnetic particle bench: ammeter.... ............ .................... • Head stocks............. black light intensity meter........................................................... . gauss meter............... cracked parts etc...... pole pieces etc..... head stock adjustment (pneumatic/manual) • Coil......... Eishen panels....................... ............. • Darkened environment....... • Black light intensity meter ........................... cracked parts etc......... ................................ .................................... Developer Application: • Ventilation........ permanent magnets etc....................... ... Ancillary Equipment: • Black light.............. Standards: • Reference standards........................................... dry powder applicator...... • Spray ink(s).............. Inspection Station: • Black light ............... ... ........ ................ Dip tanks: • Penetrant — water wash.................................. post emulsifiable • Emulsifier — lipophilic............... No or N/A Cleaning: • Appropriate solvent cleaning equipment — preferably vapour degrease.................... .. ........... .............. .. Aerosol cans: • Penetrant................................................ .............................................. Standards: • Reference standards.......................................... Liquid Penetrant Inspection Yes.............. ............. .................... contrast lacquers etc.....

............................. ‘NDT Class 4’ − those organisations not directly involved in the aircraft industry... and (b) No approval from the Authority to register NDT personnel in its employ.......................................... Remarks: ............................... ........................................................ ...................... .......................................................................... Assessment completion date: ............................................................................ ..................................................................................... Name of person performing the assessment: ................................................................................................................................... ‘NDT Class 3’ − an organisation that has been granted: (a) A Certificate of Approval for the maintenance of Class B aircraft only................................................. but which perform NDT on aircraft or aircraft components as a service to the industry..................................................... ‘NDT Class 2’ − an organisation that has been granted: (a) A Certificate of Approval for the manufacture or maintenance of aircraft or aircraft components......................................... NDT Classes Determine the appropriate class of the applicant’s proposal...... Organisations using NDT methods are divided into 4 classes as follows: 1........................................................................... ‘NDT Class 1’ − an organisation that has been granted: (a) A Certificate of Approval for the manufacture or maintenance of aircraft or aircraft components...........................................................COA 700 Additional Tools and Equipment Yes......................................... and (b) No approval from the Authority to register NDT personnel in its employ............................... 4................................ No or N/A Tools and equipment not covered by this checklist: ............................... Page 4 of 4 cert approval-checklist-non-destructive testing-coa 700 form 298 04/1999 ...................................... NDT Class: ............................................................................................................................................................................. and (b) Approval from the Authority to register NDT personnel in its employ........................................................................................................................................ 3............................... 2.............................. .....................................................................