Failure analysis case studiesposted July 2015
Stress corrosion cracking in a chemical storage tank, hydrogen damage in a boiler tube, fatigue fracture in titanium sternal plates are just a few of the case studies on our website. They were specifically chosen to highlight the variety of projects we see in our laboratory and more importantly, demonstrate the thorough, analytical approach we take on all of our projects.
The goal of a failure analysis is to determine the how and why of a failure. Laboratory testing at MEE, which may include scanning electron microscopy, Rockwell hardness testing, corrosion testing, and metallographic evaluation can help us get answers to the how and why but we also like to work with our client to answer the question of “now what” in order to minimize future risk of failure.