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Engineering Failure Analysis

 

The unanticipated failure of a system or component can result Gas Compressor Crankshaft.jpgin worker injury, loss of productivity and, in safety critical cases, operational shutdown whilst the incident is investigated and resolved.

Since its inception the Health and Safety Laboratory has conducted thousands of investigations into incidents related to engineering failure on behalf of industry.

In particular, our Engineering Materials team has acquired a considerable depth of knowledge of the characterisation and performance of materials, and specialises in understanding how and why components fail.

We have experience of leading complex multidisciplinary teams to identify root cause and can pull together experts from a range of disciplines including: Engineering Materials; Human Factors; Mechanical Engineering; Metallography; Mathematical Modelling and; electrical/instrumentation.

By combining this knowledge and experience and applying it to our engineering failure analysis we can help you to clearly understand what has happened, why it has happened, the consequences for health and safety, and how the problem can be resolved and avoided in the future.

To find out more about how we can help with engineering failure analysis, please contact:

paul.grant@hsl.gsi.gov.uk

 

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