In a typical multi-burner furnace with numerous temperature measurement points, the change in a single burner’s firing rate can alter the thermal profile inside the furnace in a nonlinear fashion. Consequently, each independent tuning adjustment has cascading downstream effects on the rest of the system.
In 2018, after a fractured fan blade led to the failure of a CFM56-7B engine on a Southwest Airlines 737, resulting in the death of a passenger, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration directed a one-time ultrasonic inspection of all 24 fan blades on engines with more than 30,000 flight cycles.
The Defense Logistics Agency is the Department of Defense’s largest logistics combat support agency. It supplies 84% of the military’s spare parts and provided $44 billion in sales and revenue in fiscal 2012. Want to learn how to become a part of this program and gain sales by supplying forgings for defense and weapon systems? Just keep reading.