Failure analysis is a multi-faceted, holistic approach to determine how and why a material or product failed. It is conducted to assist in the improvement of product design, the refinement of operational limits, and the implementation of corrective actions.
Based on the type of failed component and its history, Midwal Engineering will perform a root cause analysis to identify the cause of failure. Typically, a failure analysis investigation begins with a collection of relevant background information on the failed part, such as environmental and operating conditions, service records, design details and material specifications. This helps to identify potential threats to the integrity of the component. The scope of testing and analysis is defined and used to collect data which is ultimately used to arrive at a conclusive cause of failure.