Failure Analysis

The DNFM laboratory is equipped with a wide variety of metallurgical and photographic instruments used to conduct failure analysis investigations. Failure analysis is conducted by an experienced and highly skilled staff of metallurgists trained in such disciplines as:

Microstructural Characterization of Metals

Microstructural Characterization of Deposits


Corrosion Process

Welding Metallurgy

Mechanical Testing

Non- Destructive Testing & Destructive Testing Procedures

Chemical Analysis Procedures

Tensile Testing Procedures

Typical projects conducted in the laboratory consist of:

Evaluation of Elevated Temperature Creep Rupture Materials

Boiler Tube Failure Analysis

Fitness of Materials for Continued Service

Remaining Life Analysis

Root Cause Analysis

Performing Replications and Conducting Analysis

Weld Examination and Evaluation

For tube sampling guidelines click here.