We have extensive experience in the conducting of the following type of Failure Investigations and Services.
How We Can Help You
- Power station, boiler and pressure vessels – general and overheating failures.
- Shaft, gear and sprocket failures.
- Welding and heat treatment failures.
- Sugar, paper and petrochemical industry equipment failures.
- Elevated temperature failures.
- Corrosion failures.
- Remnant life assessment of steam turbines and components.
- Graphitization, detection and the quantification and the assessment of it.
Power Stations, Boilers & Pressure Vessels
Metallurgical Condition Assessments
We conduct “Metallurgical Condition Assessments” of damaged or overheated power, shell and any type of boiler, in order to determine the extent and the type of operational THERMAL DAMAGE and in turn determine the scope / type of the corrective action/s as to the methodology of replacement or weld repairing.
Major and Mini
We perform “Major and Mini” remnant life – metallurgical condition assessments of power stations, boilers, steam lines and pressure vessels that operate in the MATERIAL CREEP temperature range.
We offer the most competitive prices for the taking and the microscopic interpretation of replicas. Our background of 28 years of service in the Power Station Boiler and Pressure Vessel Industry is testimony to our success with this technique.
Metallurgical Material Condition Assessment
Replica taking, microscopic interpretation and the associated “Metallurgical Material Condition Assessment” of creep exposed and cracked materials on power stations, boilers and pressure vessels.
In-Situ Metallography – Replicas
We have mastered and extensively employ the In-Situ Replica Metallography Technique. This is an onsite, non-destructive technique employed for observing and documenting the microstructural integrity of many engineering metal parts, castings, forgings, equipment, components, welds, stainless steel and many other special alloy steels. See the heading entitled “In-Situ Metallography – Replicas”.
Metallurgical failure investigations
Metallurgical failure investigations of any type of components and equipment.
Metallurgical investigations of cracked or failed power stations, boilers and pressure vessels.
Assisting with the metallurgical aspects relating to welding procedures and weld repairing of components.
Portable hardness testing
Portable hardness testing by means of a Time Digital Hardness Tester.
Qualitative portable spectroscopic analysis
Qualitative portable spectroscopic analysis of materials (PMI). This is conducted at the client’s premises/site or in our laboratory.
Metallurgical investigations to justify insurance claims.
General metallurgical consulting assignments.
Chemical analysis of samples and representative shavings.
Manufacturing approvals for a variety of companies and products.
Etching and Replication
We have extensive experience with the etching and replication of Stainless Steel and other Special Alloyed Metals.
78 Rex Street, Elardus Park Ext1,
082 904 4624
012 345 3562