Metallurgical Engineering

Component failures can be caused by manufacturing defects, improper application of base materials, fatigue, overloading and corrosion. Our experts have extensive knowledge of material properties and behavior.  Using advanced laboratory analysis and software, we determine key information about the way the item was used, the materials used in its manufacture, its service history and the cause of the failure.

Types of investigations
  • Product failure analysis
  • Pipe, valve and vessel ruptures
  • Sprinkler system failures
  • Automotive engine and drivetrain component failures
  • Residential and commercial oil spills
  • Stress / wear / fatigue / overload / corrosion component failure analysis
  • Materials (metallic, plastics, ceramics, glasses) testing and characterization
  • Metallurgical evaluation of microstructures
  • Chemical analysis

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