Failure is a shortcoming which is encountered when a machine or a structure has not been made according to the desired specifications. It is a result of deterioration in quality especially strength. Failure leads to defects in a test material, loss of service life and loss of functioning.
Failure Analysis of engineering material is a systematic way to diagnose the cause of failure of a component and preventing the risk of future failures. After the complete investigation, a report is prepared which includes all the data obtained and its results with the preventive measures to be taken.
From past several years, Spectro is providing a facility to find out the root cause of the failure and recommends the methods to avoid related issues. Under Failure Analysis technique, we provide information on selection of material, processing techniques and efficient designing of a component.
The Causes of Failure in a Material
Errors in designing and assembling
Inadequate environmental protection
Inadequate quality assurance
Improper selection of materia
Tests under Failure Analysis
Fire damage investigation
Surface contamination and its analysis
Surface roughness determination
Coating contamination determination
Scanning Electron Microscopy and EDS
Steps Under Failure Analysis
Gaining a complete background information of the material
Carrying out visual inspection and making a record of the evidences
Conducting tests like Non-Destructive testing, Macroscopic examination, Mechanical testing, Metallographic examination and several others to diagnose the failure causes
Data analysis to get a conclusion
Provide suggestions for avoiding the material failure
Scope of Failure Analysis
Failure Analysis is broadly practiced in various industries including polymers, electrical and electronics, metals and alloys, building material, etc. There are various useful methods to prevent failure such as Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
Advantages of Failure Analysis
Through Failure Analysis, one can identify the defects and flaws in a sample material and can prevent the failure to avoid accidents related to its use or installation. It also enhances the design to improve its durability and reliability.