Water Systems

Failure Analysis – Forensic Engineering

Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Industries

Metallurgical Technologies (MTi) provides a wide variety of metallurgical testing and failure analysis for a variety of companies in the plumbing, heating, and cooling industries. These industries either manufacture or are the end users of plumbing fixtures, tubing, piping, water supply systems, radiant heating equipment, HVAC, fire suppression systems, various heat exchangers, water treatment components, etc. Failures can be caused or created by numerous different sources, some of these include improper installation, fatigue, corrosion (pitting, microbiological induced corrosion, stress corrosion, general thinning) erosion, manufacture induced defects, pressure overload, damaged pipe, etc. Component failures can cause a significant amount of property damage and financial loss. It is of utmost importance for MTi to quickly identify the root cause of the failure and deliver an accurate response in a timely manner.

Metallurgical Technologies (MTi) specializes in Forensic Failure Analysis and Corrosion Investigation of metal components. When the root cause of failure is identified, results are communicated immediately and recommendations can be made to help prevent future failures.

Coming soon are several case study reports from failures in the plumbing, heating, and cooling industries which we service. All client and any identifying information will be removed from these reports for confidentiality reasons.

The information presented is copyrighted and may not be downloaded, reused, modified, distributed, or otherwise used without the express written permission of Metallurgical Technologies, Inc. P.A.

Forensic examination of a failed component can prevent recurring failures, help with preventive detection, and suggest remedies. If you have a component failure that you would like investigated, just take a moment to fill in our information request form and we’ll gladly give you an estimate.

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Failure Analysis Services

Determine cause of failure & recommend ways to prevent future recurrence.

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Corrosion Investigation

Determine cause of material degradation that reduces life expectancy.

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SEM/EDS
Micro-Analysis

Verify fracture mechanism & initiation. Microstructure composition and imaging.

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Metallography Services

Reveals grain structure, thermo mechanical processing & flaw and defect characteristics.

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