US 9,810,644 B2
Method and apparatus for inspecting a component having a cellular structure
Najib Bin Mohamed Salleh, Derby (GB); and João Paulo Siqueira Cezario, Derby (GB)
Assigned to ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London (GB)
Filed by ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London (GB)
Filed on Sep. 2, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/255,808.
Claims priority of application No. 1517159.8 (GB), filed on Sep. 29, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2017/0089844 A1, Mar. 30, 2017
Int. Cl. G01N 21/00 (2006.01); G01N 21/956 (2006.01); F01D 11/12 (2006.01); G01N 1/28 (2006.01); G01N 21/88 (2006.01); G01M 13/00 (2006.01)
CPC G01N 21/95692 (2013.01) [F01D 11/127 (2013.01); G01M 13/005 (2013.01); G01N 1/28 (2013.01); G01N 21/8806 (2013.01); F05D 2220/32 (2013.01); F05D 2260/83 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of inspecting a component comprising a cellular structure bonded to a carrier substrate to form a matrix of open-ended cells, the method comprising:
submerging the component in an inspection liquid disposed within a pressure vessel;
changing the pressure within the pressure vessel;
withdrawing the component from the inspection liquid; and
determining whether the cells of the component are filled with the inspection liquid.