Failure Analysis Projects

Failure analysis investigations and developing engineering solutions on equipment & structures to prevent recurrence. Our team of experts in engineering, metallurgy & welding investigate the root cause of structural failures due to thermal / transients, vibrations, thermal fatigue, etc., to ensure structural integrity, and maximize equipment reliability – ultimately controlling costs for owners/ users.

Although failure investigations may appear to look easy – they typically are not. Quite often, failures occur due a number of variables. A few variables (such as corrosion) may be evident, while others may require deeper investigation. A multidisciplinary approach is often used to perform a root cause investigation. For a structural failure – an engineer, materials/ metallurgical professional and a welding specialist are often necessary. In addition, engaging an expert who is knowledgeable with the process/ factors important to the design and the performance of the equipment is strongly recommended.

Our projects have included:

  • Chemical Tumbler
  • Cyclone
  • Contactor Vessel
  • Mining Lift Hook
  • Turbine Head Cover
  • Rotary Kiln
  • Corrosion of Irrigation Piping
  • Wire Rope
  • NASA Heat Exchanger
  • Hydroelectric Turbine Shaft
  • Cracked Ductwork
  • Compressor
  • Barge Mooring
  • Cracked Tube-to-Tubesheet Welds in a Chemical Reactor
  • Cracked PSA Vessels
  • Quartz Tubes in Water Purification System
  • 30 Ton Press
  • cracked Welds in Gypsum Kiln
  • Cracked Tube-to-Tubesheet Welds in a Sulfuric Acid Plant
  • Cracks in Incinerator Recuperator
  • XL Commercial Sprinkler Pipe
  • Buckled Longwall Mining Relay Bar
  • 1,400 Ton Hydraulic Press
  • Cracks in Fittings in HVAC System
  • Bellows
  • Fracking Pump

(412) 835-5007

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