Shaft Failure Analysis

shaft failure analysis
At Applied Technical Services, our analysts have vast experience in performing shaft failure analysis.

We have the experience and expertise to pin point the root cause of failure. Most failures are the result of corrosion, wear, overload and/or fatigue. Whether we are inspecting a pump, motor, or other industrial machinery shaft; we have established an excellent reputation among the military, nuclear, automotive, pipeline, aerospace and retail industries.

When performing a thorough shaft failure analysis, our experts and engineers take into consideration the shafts’ condition, operating environment, metallurgical factors, equipment history, recent operational repairs, product design and in-service handling. There are times when shaft failures result in personal injury or loss of assets. When these incidents occur, our forensic analysis team offers a wide range of litigation support. ATS’ forensic services include the initial failure inspections and analysis, professional consulting, detailed reporting, and expert testimonies.

In addition to our failure analysis services, we offer first article inspections and third party quality assurance examinations. Our metallurgical, mechanical, environmental, chemistry and NDT labs have the capability to test products ensuring they meet industry standards and regulations. We frequently test to ASTM, ISO, NIST, and API standards.

Common Causes of Shaft Failures:
  • Poor Manufacturing Processes
  • Stress and Fatigue
  • Product Design Issues
  • Inadequate Materials
  • Improper Service
  • Environmental Effects

Types Of Shafts Inspected:
  • Drive Shaft Failures
  • Pump Shaft Failures
  • Industrial Machinery Shaft Failures