Component Failure Analysis

Material FailuresFailures can occur for a number of reasons, be it inadequate design and or material imperfections, deficient manufacturing processes or misuse during service. Our highly qualified and experienced team of Materials Scientists are able to undertake detailed investigation Рcollecting and analysing data Рin order to determine the nature and cause and where required, provide a solution to prevent further occurrence.

Possible causes;

  • Corrosion – environmental stress, galvanic, pitting, inter-granular, erosion and crevice mechanisms
  • Creep
  • Fretting
  • Tensile failure
  • Brittle fracture
  • Overload
  • Impact
  • Porosity
  • Hydrogen embrittlement
  • Quench cracking
  • Shrinkage
  • Fatigue
  • Wear failures

If you need advice prior to deciding on the course of action you wish to take, please call our Metallurgists on 01283 515163 or email