We perform materials and metallurgical testing, including Nondestructive Testing (NDT) – designing solutions to ensure structural integrity of equipment. We work with codes including ASME, NACE, AWS, API, and ASTM – assisting clients for over 40 years, resolving materials issues, improving component performance, and minimizing total cost of ownership. Examples include:
- Metallurgical & Engineering Evaluation of Cracks in Aircraft Landing Gear
- Forensic Investigation of an Injury from a Forklift Accident
- Pitting Corrosion Investigation of Rotary Valve Impellers
- Analysis on Leaking Nickel Cemented Tungsten Carbide (WC) Pump Seal
- Failure Analysis on 3rd Stage Blade of a Gas Turbine
Read An Introduction to Metallurgy. Manufacturing processes, design configuration, corrosion, vibration, thermal fatigue, thermal ratcheting, creep, fatigue, and fracture all play a part in structural integrity. We have the experience in design, stress analysis, and materials science to determine modes of failure, crack initiation sites, probable rates of propagation, and remaining fatigue lives due to complex sources of dynamic loading.
Often, design life is often compromised through inadequate manufacturing processes such as welding, thermal/ transient conditions, and high temperature conditions. At elevated temperatures, creep, and component strains occur, especially in welded and bolted joint connections. Defects often occur in welded, cast and forged parts. Parts with complex geometries often include crack starters such as metallurgical notch effects. We provide Certified Weld Inspections (CWI) and Nondestructive Testing (NDT) to determine quality and serviceability. Read about the various types of NDT.
Our experience includes:
|Stainless Steels||Carbon Steels||Alloy Steels|
|Nickel Alloy Steels||High Temperature Steels||Tool Steels|
|Titanium||Aluminum Alloys||Copper Alloys|
A few examples include:
- Welded Assemblies
- Pumps & Valves
- Lifting Devices
- Oil/ Gas
- Power Generation
- Pressure Vessels
- Heat Exchangers
We are a team of experienced, multi-disciplined engineers, with expertise in finite element analysis (FEA), materials and fabrication. Often, FEA is used in conjunction with with materials testing and analysis to resolve technical issues.
Our licensed Professional Engineers and certified welding inspectors provide clients with support across the spectrum of welding and joining challenges – including code compliance, weld and joint inspection, and mechanical testing.
To see a comprehensive list of equipment we have worked on see Industries Served.
Learn from the experience of others. Especially when one such “other” is Dr. William O’Donnell, PhD, PE, Founder and President of O’Donnell Consulting Engineers, Inc., and ASME “Engineer of the Year” – his 50 years of experience in analysis of components including fatigue and fracture safety evaluations and failure analyses are now comprised in this volume.
If you are interested learning more in Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Construction, as well as Failure Analysis, then this book is a must have!
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