AEROSPACE

Aerospace Industry makes an extensive use of Ultra-High Strength Steels (UHSS), that present improved mechanical properties, in several aircrafts’ systems. On the other hand, UHSS suffer poor corrosion resistance and have to be coated by electrochemical deposition, the only process capable of applying a very thin protective layer on complex shape component. Furthermore atomic hydrogen formation and absorption in the metal substrate is possible during plating.
In order to avoid H to have a deleterious effect on the steel substrate, a stringent quality control procedure results to be indispensable to assure safety of electrochemically plated steel parts and can be performed using HELIOS Technology.

THE NEW INSTRUMENT FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL HYDROGEN PERMEATION

HELIOS 2 PERMEATION is an innovative laboratory instrument that can measure hydrogen diffusion coefficient through metallic steels sheet. The test method is based on the elaboration of the permeation curve obtained for the examined sheet metal, according to ASTM G148-97(2011) Standard.

The traditional equipment used for this type of experiments is the so-called Devanathan-Stachurski double cell, which is affected by some limits (long and time consuming sample preparation, applicable only on naked samples).

HELIOS 2 PERMEATION has overcome these limits, in fact it is able to measure hydrogen diffusion without waiting sample surface initial oxidation. Moreover, it can be used also to measure hydrogen diffusion through coated metallic materials (zinc coating, enamel coating, painting...). The operator can set the current density, test solution, temperature, liquid circulation, air insufflation, etc.

Once acquired, the signal that depends on the hydrogen flux through the examined test sample, is processed by proper mathematical codes (by means of a dedicated panel PC) and hydrogen diffusion parameters are evaluated.

HELIOS 2 PERMEATION is a completely automated instrument!

Letomec offers customized instruments and consultancy to define optimal hydrogen charging conditions (current density, electrochemical solution, re-circulation of the test solution, air circulation, etc.).

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THE FIRST NON-INVASIVE MEASUREMENT OF HYDROGEN INDUCED CRACKING AND CORROSION RISK

HELIOS 4-CORROSION is an innovative instrument useful to perform precise and non-invasive diffusible hydrogen measurements on metallic samples, semi-products and products. It consists of a light weight equipment and is based on a solid-state gas sensor.

HELIOS 4-CORROSION is versatile, it operates with no fixed geometry, moreover, as it is portable, it can perform measurements directly in situ or on production line.

HELIOS IV-CORROSION can be used for:

  • diffusible hydrogen content measurements in components exposed to Sour Environments, as in Oil&Gas Plants;
  • Corrosion Monitoring in Chemical industry;
  • Hydrogen Induced Cracking monitoring;
  • Hydrogen Damage Control (Steel Construction, Nuclear Industry, Welding process, etc.)
  • Laboratory R&D applications.

Once acquired, the signal is processed by proper mathematical codes (by means of a dedicated panel PC), in order to return the hydrogen flux exiting from a surface of the examined component. Of course, a hydrogen concentration gradient is needed to have a good quality measurement.

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Letomec offers a customized probe according to the test samples shape and dimensions.

THE FIRST NON-DESTRUCTIVE MEASUREMENT OF DIFFUSIBLE HYDROGEN CONCENTRATION WITHOUT ANY SAMPLE CUTTING

HELIOS 4- HOT PROBE is an innovative instrument useful to perform diffusible hydrogen measurements on metallic samples or directly on semi-products or finished components. It consists of a portable equipment and is based on a solid-state gas sensor

The special hot probe can locally heat the sample in order to get fast, precise and repeatable measurement of diffusible hydrogen content in the metal without any damage to the sample itself.

HELIOS 4- HOT PROBE is versatile, it operates with no fixed geometry, moreover, as it is portable, it can perform measurements directly in situ or on production line.

Once acquired, the signal is processed by proper mathematical codes (on by means of a dedicated panel PC), in order to return the diffusible hydrogen content.

Letomec offers a customized probe according to the test samples shape and dimensions.

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PROCESS CONTROL IN FURNACE

HELIOS MAGMA, is an innovative equipment under development. It is meant to achieve a real time monitoring of the furnace atmosphere in order to return an alarm in case of presence of anomalous amount of certain substances. The main aim is the prevention of dangerous situations and production scraps.

HELIOS MAGMA can be applied to:

-Hot Stamping furnace for Automotive Industry;

-Enamelling furnace for home appliance industry.

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