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Failure Analysis

Bess MTI provides engineering expertise in the field of failure analysis for the oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, transportation, civil and construction, water and other industries. Failure analysis requires the right balance between our state-of-the-art testing facilities and our technical expertise

We analyze failures to determine their root causes and to prevent them, creating cost-effective solutions. Our staff uses the nondestructive and destructive techniques best suited for the type of failure. We provide services in the following areas of expertise:

  • Mechanical Testing

  • Weld characterization

  • Corrosion Analysis

  • Plating

Our team of experts gathers information and documentation concerning a failure during detailed on-site visits and examinations. The failed components are subsequently submitted to nondestructive and destructive analysis using our state-of-the-art instrumentation. Our laboratory results, engineering calculations, supporting evidence and conclusions are then gathered in an engineering report. Expert witness services are an important part of our services to our customers.

SEM images: he fracture surface of a bolt (Left) and bi-model brittle fracture of Intergranular and quasi-cleavage fracture near the case hardened bolt surface (Right)

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