- Analysis of Materials
- Metallurgical Investigation
- Chemical and Mechanical Testing
- Corrosion Investigation
- Surface Analysis
- Fracture Mechanics
- Root Cause Failure Analysis Determination
We specialize in failure analysis and corrosion investigations. We determine if a failure is caused by inappropriate material selection, design, fabrication or operating conditions.
Some of the components for failure analysis that we look at in a typical day included mechanical equipment; wire cables; pipelines; welds/brazes; tools and dies; gears; pressure vessels; superheater & boiler tubes; forgings; castings; and rebar.
Determination of the root cause of failure of systems or components can be very complex, and may require multidisciplinary testing and analysis. The first requirement for success is having a full-equipped modern laboratory. Bryan lab provides light and electron microscopy, mechanical and corrosion & electrochemical testing, environmental testing, chemical characterization, X-ray diffraction, and fracture mechanics analysis service.
By combining the right equipment with the right staff, rapid and accurate determinations of the causes of failure can be made.