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Failure Analysis

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Failure Analysis Services

Our laboratory has conducted hundreds of complex failure investigations using a wide range of tools, techniques, and in-house interdisciplinary engineering expertise. We have put into place a well-developed and highly structured failure investigation process that successfully guards against missed clues and overlooks.

Our failure analysis reports provide a highly detailed, yet focused, description of how the root cause failure cascade (RCFC) was constructed, including the logic behind the eliminating factors that did not participate in the root cause. The result is an actionable RCFC with practical pathways for failure mitigation, including maintenance interventions.

  ROOT CAUSE
SYSTEMS Manufacturing Defects Design Flaws Improper Materials Selection Defective Installation Flawed mating Assemblies Improper Usage Inadequate Maintenance and/or Schedules Unanticipated Environmental Stresses (T,M,E,C)
Aircraft Components (both rotary and fixed wing) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Armament Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Automobile Components Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Biomedical Devices Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Electronic Components, Sensors, and Systems Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Marine Equipment Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Mass Transit Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Power Generation Equipment Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Safety and Survival Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Utilities Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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