Gastops expands ChipCHECK Engine coverage
by CM Staff
ChipCHECK implements Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy to provide reliable at-line engine wear debris analysis, including alloy classification and particle sizes.
OTTAWA — The company stated that their new ChipCHECK Alloy Library. more than doubles the number of engine wear debris material types that can be detected by ChipCHECK, Gastops’ at-line debris analysis system, and now covers most of the commercial aircraft engines flying today including those manufactured by CFMI, General Electric, Rolls Royce, Pratt & Whitney and IAE.
“Having used ChipCHECK since its commercial release in 2017 as a Field Service Representative with a fleet of over 260 aircraft, representing 700 engines and over 260 APUs, this new and improved material library will build upon an already mature tool. Being able to disposition aircraft quickly will continue to prove valuable for airlines around the world” said Albert Grenier, Retired GE Aviation Field Support Representative in a statement.
ChipCHECK implements Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy to provide reliable at-line engine wear debris analysis, including alloy classification and particle sizes. The company said this is meant to enable operators and maintenance professionals to identify potential failures before they occur.
“We worked in close partnership with operators and maintainers around the world to expand ChipCHECK’s industry-leading capabilities,” said Stephane Deviault, Gastops Product Manager in a statement.
“This alloy library update is a major accomplishment now covering engines from all the major manufacturers.”