How Will Pyrometry Specifications Change in the Coming Decade?October 12, 2021
Most of the parts that are heat-treated in America for use in planes, rockets, or space flight vehicles are treated in furnaces that adhere to a standard known as NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program). According to Peter Sherwin, one of the heat treat experts from Eurotherm, the goal of this standard is to ensure that we “reduce the variation in output from a heat treat furnace.” The standard, known as AMS (Aerospace Material Specifications) has a specific section that is geared toward the temperature measurement, control, and recording – AMS2750 (currently on revision F).
In this video of heat treat experts, a discussion about what the future holds for pyrometry specifications reveals some interesting tidbits about what we might see in AMS2750 Revision G, how the standards need to more dynamic, and how standards followed already in the pharmaceutical industry might make their way to aerospace.
NSI watches these changes carefully, as they significantly impact our digital solutions for measurement, control, and data acquisition that we provide to heat treaters looking to comply with regulatory standards for their furnaces.