Component Failure Analysis

Whether you are investigating a single component or dealing with a complete system failure, you can rely on the ATS Failure Analysis Group’s expertise and testing techniques to meet your full failure testing needs. From fractures to formability problems, corrosion to wear, our analysts will perform a root cause failure analysis and then assist in plans for prevention. Applied Technical Service’s metallurgists and professional engineers routinely conduct these services on a wide variety of materials, including steels, stainless steels, titanium, super alloys, copper alloys, aluminum, plastics, ceramics and glass.

bolt failure analysis

Bolt Failure Analysis

  • Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Brittle Intergranular
  • Brittle Transgranular
  • Ductile Overload
  • Fatigue
bearing failure analysis

Bearing Failure Analysis

  • Improper Installation
  • Contamination
  • Seal Failure
  • Storage Vibration
  • Impact
shaft failure analysis

Shaft Failure Analysis

  • Fatigue
  • Pitting Corrosion
  • Spalling
  • Case Crushing
  • Wear

Pump Failure Analysis

  • Hydraulic Imbalance
  • Degradation
  • Recirculation
  • Seal Failures
  • Contamination

Pipe Failure Analysis

  • Short Time Overtemp
  • Fatigue Cracking
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Internal Corrosion
  • Material Defects
screw failure analysis

Screw Failure Analysis

  • Over Torque
  • Liquid Metal Embrittlement
  • Material Selection
  • Manufacturing Defects
  • Fatigue
fastener failure analysis

Fastener Failure Analysis

  • Inadequate Clamping Load
  • Corrosion
  • Welding Defects
  • Thread Defects
  • High Cycle Fatigue
blade failure analysis

Blade Failure Analysis

  • Improper Heat Treatment
  • Turbine Blade Failures
  • Creep
  • Impact
  • Sulphidation
spring failure analysis

Spring Failure Analysis

  • Decarburization
  • Fatigue
  • Permanent Set
  • Surface Finish
  • Coiling Cracks
hose failure analysis

Hose Failure Analysis

  • Over Pressure
  • Improper Material
  • Temperature Extremes
  • Service Environment
  • Faulty Installation
gear failure analysis

Gear Failure Analysis

  • Band Arcing
  • Flashover
  • Housing
  • Corrosion
wire rope failure analysis

Wire Rope Failure Analysis

  • Improper Maintenance
  • Improper Sheave
  • Improper Rigging
  • Fatigue
  • Wear
plastic failure analysis

Plastic Failure Analysis

  • Inferior Materials
  • Poor Process
  • Failed Designs
  • Environmental Conditions
  • Chemical Compound
corrosion failure analysis

Corrosion Failure Analysis

  • Weld Corrosion
  • Intergranular Corrosion
  • Galvanic Corrosion
  • Exfoliation Corrosion
  • Microbial (MIC)
heat exchanger failure analysis

Heat Exchanger Failure Analysis

  • Corrosion
  • Improper Material Selection
  • Obstructions
  • Thermal Fatigue
  • Vibration Fatigue
boiler tube failure analysis

Boiler Tube Failure Analysis

  • Caustic Corrosion
  • Stress Ruptures
  • Deposit Weight Density
  • Pit Depth Measuring
  • Cavitation