Power, Utilities and Boilers
Metallurgical Failure Analysis – Forensic Engineering
Metallurgical failure analysis provided by MTi can help minimize and eliminate the extreme effects of unexpected down time in the power industry. Metallurgical Technologies specialize in rapid response with prompt report turnaround. When the root cause of the metal product failure is identified, results are communicated immediately. Recommendations can be made to help prevent future unscheduled outages. MTi is recognized as experts in the field of boiler tube and heat exchanger failures.
Boiler tube failures are the main causes of forced outages of power generating units causing over 80% of power industries unexpected down time. MTi specialized in the specialized failure analysis of boiler tubes. MTi also has the experience and expertise to examine boiler tube samples prior to failure to determine the boiler tubes life expectancy.
Heat Exchanger Tube failures are often preventable with thorough inspection maintenance program. Heat Exchanger Failures are usually very catastrophic and cause significant damage and downtime. MTi has inspected and analysed numerous Heat Exchanger failures and has become recognized as an expert in this field.
Below are several case study reports from the Power and Utilities industries in which we service. Some of the examples include high temperature oxidation failure, hot oxidation corrosion, heater tube failure and failed aluminized steel heater tubes. All client information has been removed from these reports for confidentiality reasons.
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Power and Utilities Industries Failure Analysis Case Studies:
Metallurgical failure analysis of a component can prevent recurring failures, help with preventative detection, or suggest remedies. If you have a metal product failure that you would like investigated, just take a moment to fill in our information request form and we’ll gladly provide you with an estimate.