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metallurgical engineers and corrosion specialists are experts in tracing symptoms
of corrosion, metallurgical, and mechanical failures back to
their root causes. Analysis include assessments of the failure mechanisms and
practical recommendations for preventing recurrence.
InterCorr engineers are also acknowledged authorities on judging the effects of
fire damage on equipment serviceability and on analyzing explosion damage.
Rapid assessment of the extent of damage can often minimize unit repair costs.
InterCorr provides failure analysis services to a wide range of industries including:
Investigations range from analysis of shaft failures to fire and explosion assessments.
In cases involving liability, InterCorr can provide immediate on-site response to incident
investigations to preserve evidence for litigation. InterCorr proprietary SOCRATES and
STRATEGY software systems can be utilized to predict the cause of failure and to
assess remedial actions such as changes in process conditions of selected alternate
- Oil and gas production
- Petrochemical and petroleum refining
- Offshore structures
- Natural gas and liquid pipelines
- Heavy equipment
- Power generation
- Biomedical equipment
FULL RANGE OF SERVICES
Equipment failure may involve a complex interplay of materials, mechanical and
chemical factors. InterCorr carefully evaluates all aspects of the failure from basic
metallurgy to service history and/or process parameters. The objective of each
investigation is to trace the root cause, and to provide recommendations to
prevent recurrence. InterCorr also provides turnkey failure analysis for companies
utilizing InterCorr Technical Service Agreement (TSA). This provides for quick response
and fixed price analysis for level 1, 2, and 3 investigations.
Failure analysis activities include:
- On-site incident investigation
- Analysis of process corrosion
- Mechanical component evaluation
- Pipeline leaks and ruptures
- Storage tanks
- Third party review
- Shipping containers and transport
- Fire and explosion damage assessment
- Expert witness
- Preparation for litigation
FIELD INVESTIGATIONS BACKED BY FULL LABORATORY SUPPORT
Field engineers are supported by the research and materials evaluation
capabilities of InterCorr laboratory facilities which specializes in the
evaluation of metals, polymers, ceramics and coatings. Complete investigations
conducted in confidence, from initial field survey to delivery of final report.
InterCorr facilities house the most advanced metallurgical and sophisticated
simulated service environment test equipment available. Full scale evaluations
of load carrying and pressurized components can be provided.