Failure analysis

failure analysis

Introduction to failure analysis

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Failure Analysis is a scientific discipline that aims to investigate the causes of a malfunction, which occurs whenever a component no longer meets the requirements for which it was designed, in order to solve critical issues and to prevent any future failure.

The micrographic and macrographic examinations are one of the most important analytical techniques for the evaluation of the properties of metallic materials.

Surface analysis with stereo and optical microscope

  • The microscope provides surface micrographic information about metal samples or other materials.

Examinations with electron scanning microscope (SEM)

  • Visualization of microscopic structures and spot analysis up to 20,000 magnifications defined by electron microscope SEM combined with EDS probe.

Liquid penetrant examinations (PT)

  • Non-destructive examination to verify the presence of small surface defects. The detection takes place by capillarity with a detector agent sprinkled as thin film on the surface which becomes coloured revealing position and shape of the crack where the agent has formerly penetrated.

Thermography (TT)

  • All objects at temperatures above absolute zero emit radiation in the infrared range. It allows to examine thermal dispersions and the presence of humidity, especially for very large samples.

Which companies is it addressed to

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The Failure Analysis is addressed to all companies that need to determine the critical problems which brought to a failure through a strictly scientific procedure.

Consequent actions

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Thanks to a verification system we are able to determine the cause, recreating in the laboratory the conditions that caused the failure. In this way, after each failure analysis we are able to identify the critical point.

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