To meet internal and customer needs for material treatment and chemical processing, Sabreliner operates a state-of-the-art chemical processing facility for cleaning, etch processing, dye penetrant detection, Level III Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Alodine application to parts and more. By operating its own facility for common surface treatments and large-scale chemical-based inspections, Sabreliner ensures that its customers benefit from the highest quality processing services delivered on time and on budget.
Sabreliner's two-line, 15-tank chemical system is installed in a high-bay building opened in 2007. Incorporating large-capacity 2,250-gallon process tanks that are 4 feet wide, 14 feet long and nearly 7 feet deep, each processing line is served by a hoist system capable of lifting up to 2,000 pounds. The lines incorporate the latest Henkel Alodine 1600-1660 liquid chromate conversion coating for surface application to aluminum – a coating process that meets or exceeds manufacturer and military specifications.
While the processing line may be used for large-scale dye penetrant testing for cracks and other defects, Sabreliner also offers a full array of Non-Destructive Testing methods in its custom-designed, Nadcap-approved NDT room:
- Magnetic Particle Inspection
- Eddy Current
- Dye Penetrant
- Radiographic (X- ray)
All inspection procedures are rigidly controlled in accordance with the standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials.
Sabreliner's aerospace manufacturing center is also equipped with dual oven facilities for aluminum heat treating and annealing, plus twin 12- by 16-foot paint booths for priming and other surface coating needs. The facility offers Cad plating for surfaces under 10-inches in length.