Failure Analysis

Identifing root causes of failures and providing rational to avoid similar failures in the future


Unexpected failures results in equipment damage, expose employees to unsafe environments, and cause downtime that burdens a company with costs associated with rushing equipment and expertise.

FPInnovations provides unique capabilities and standard and non-standard testing to identify modes of failure, using a combination of:

  • Non-destructive testing
  • Mechanical testing
  • Dye-penetrating, ultrasonic, and magnetic lift-off
  • Metallographic examination, fractography, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Energy dispersive X-ray analysis
  • Chemical analysis
  • Slow strain rate testing
  • Corrosion scale characterization


Your Benefits


By determining root cause, FPInnovations will help you prevent similar failures in the future and improve both the safety and the efficacy of your operations.
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