Blade Failure Analysis

blade failure analysis
Applied Technical Services provides blade failure analysis for many companies and industries.

Our capabilities include testing for generator fan blades, turbine blades, engine fan blades, rotor blades and more. ATS has the ability to determine microstructural, hardness and tensile strength degradation of various blades. In addition, ATS systematically tests for impact strength, chemical composition and heat treatment adequacy as necessary. Our systematic approach to data analysis and reporting demonstrates our ability for delivering compelling results and accurate conclusions.

Our processes include identifying cracks, fracture modes, and determining the contributions of manufacturing practices and material properties to the failures. Our inspections and testing involve visual inspections, metallography and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Additionally, to maintain our high standards and integrity of our findings, ATS follows an ISO certified quality assurance program providing our customers an overall high level of satisfaction.

At ATS we apply the latest state-of-the-art technologies in analyzing blade failure analysis. We rely on collecting accurate and appropriate data; therefore we approach every test using our systematic procedures for obtaining decisive outcomes. By utilizing our complete approach to failure analysis, we are able to produce recommendations in an efficient and cost effective manner for our clients.

Common Blade Failure Analysis Findings:
  • Manufacturing Defects
  • Fatigue
  • Product Design Issues
  • Maintenance Issues
  • Inadequate Materials
  • Improper Heat Treats
  • Environmental Effects
  • Material Defects

Blade Failure Analysis Types:
  • Fatigue
  • Creep
  • Corrosion
  • Impact
  • Erosion
  • Solfidation