RFI#002: Integrity of Connections

Question:

Clause 7.5.4: Teams must be able to demonstrate the integrity of all connections, fasteners, and welds. This must be included in the Technical Report.

How are we expected to demonstrate the integrity of our components?

Answer:

It is up to Teams to determine the best way of demonstrating the integrity of their connections, fasteners, and welds. Providing a destructively tested weld sample would be a good way of demonstrating the integrity of welds, for example. Another good solution would be sharing the results of a non-destructive test, such as an ultrasonic weld test. Not providing sufficient evidence of safe construction could impact a Team’s Safety score.