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CATEGORY 9 - AEROSPACE AND PROPULSION

9B Test, Inspection and Production Equipment

CATEGORY 9 - AEROSPACE AND PROPULSION

9B Test, Inspection and Production Equipment

9B001 Equipment, tooling or fixtures, specially designed for manufacturing gas turbine blades, vanes or "tip shroud" castings, as follows:

a. Directional solidification or single crystal casting equipment;

b. Casting tooling, manufactured from refractory metals or ceramics, as follows:

1. Cores;

2. Shells (moulds);

3. Combined core and shell (mould) units;

c. Directional-solidification or single-crystal additive-manufacturing equipment.

9B002 On-line (real-time) control systems, instrumentation (including sensors) or automated data acquisition and processing equipment, having all of the following:

a. Specially designed for the “development” of gas turbine engines, assemblies or components; and

b. Incorporating “technology” specified in 9E003.h. or 9E003.i.

9B003 Equipment specially designed for the "production" or test of gas turbine brush seals designed to operate at tip speeds exceeding 335 m/s and temperatures in excess of 773 K (500 °C), and specially designed components or accessories therefor.

9B004 Tools, dies or fixtures, for the solid state joining of "superalloy", titanium or intermetallic airfoil-to-disk combinations described in 9E003.a.3. or 9E003.a.6. for gas turbines.

9B005 On-line (real time) control systems, instrumentation (including sensors) or automated data acquisition and processing equipment, specially designed for use with any of the following:

a. Wind tunnels designed for speeds of Mach 1,2 or more;

b. Devices for simulating flow-environments at speeds exceeding Mach 5, including hot-shot tunnels, plasma arc tunnels, shock tubes, shock tunnels, gas tunnels and light gas guns; or

c. Wind tunnels or devices, other than two-dimensional sections, capable of simulating Reynolds number flows exceeding 25 × 10E6.

9B006 Acoustic vibration test equipment capable of producing sound pressure levels of 160 dB or more (referenced to 20 µPa) with a rated output of 4 kW or more at a test cell temperature exceeding 1273 K (1000 °C), and specially designed quartz heaters therefor.

9B007 Equipment specially designed for inspecting the integrity of rocket motors and using Non-Destructive Test (NDT) techniques other than planar x-ray or basic physical or chemical analysis.

9B008 Direct measurement wall skin friction transducers specially designed to operate at a test flow total (stagnation) temperature exceeding 833 K (560 °C).

9B009 Tooling specially designed for producing turbine engine powder metallurgy rotor components capable of operating at stress levels of 60 % of Ultimate Tensile Strength (UTS) or more and metal temperatures of 873 K (600 °C) or more.

9B010 Equipment specially designed for the production of items specified in 9A012.

9B105 Aerodynamic test facilities' for speeds of Mach 0,9 or more, usable for 'missiles' and their subsystems.

9B106 Environmental chambers and anechoic chambers, as follows:

a. Environmental chambers having all the following:

1. Capable of simulating any of the following flight conditions:

a. Altitude equal to or greater than 15 km; or

b. Temperature range from below 223 K (-50oC) to above 398 K (+125oC); and

2. Incorporating, or 'designed or modified' to incorporate, a shaker unit or other vibration test equipment to produce vibration environments equal to or greater than 10 g rms, measured 'bare table', between 20 Hz and 2 kHz while imparting forces equal to or greater than 5 kN;

b. Environmental chambers capable of simulating the following flight conditions:

1. Acoustic environments at an overall sound pressure level of 140 dB or greater (referenced to 20 µPa) or with a total rated acoustic power output of 4 kW or greater; and

2. Altitude equal to or greater than 15 km; or

3. Temperature range from below 223 K (-50oC) to above 398 K (+125oC).

9B115 Specially designed "production equipment" for the systems, sub-systems and components specified in 9A005 to 9A009, 9A011, 9A101, 9A102, 9A105 to 9A109, 9A111, 9A116 to 9A120.

9B116 Specially designed “production facilities” for the space launch vehicles specified in 9A004, or systems, sub- systems, and components specified in 9A005 to 9A009, 9A011, 9A101, 9A102, 9A104 to 9A109, 9A111, 9A116 to 9A120 or ‘missiles’.

9B117 Test benches and test stands for solid or liquid propellant rockets or rocket motors, having either of the following characteristics:

a. The capacity to handle more than 68 kN of thrust; or

b. Capable of simultaneously measuring the three axial thrust components.

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