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An interesting example of a fatigue failure is one that was investigated recently at our Burton on Trent Laboratory. We received a call from a customer stating that they had had a failure in a shaft and requesting a visit to their site to in order that we could carry out an initial examination. The visit was duly made and a visual inspection carried out. (more…)
Within eight years the company had expanded with the opening of the Burton on Trent site in 1992, again providing a non destructive testing service and it was just two years later that welding services, in the form of a casting upgrade capability, was added. (more…)
New legislation will come in to force next month with regard to the Construction Products Regulations (CPR) and the ISO 3834 standard. This will affect the structural steel industry as all steel frame work and steel components placed on the market will need to carry CE marking and it will be a criminal offence to supply products without this marking. (more…)