Failure analysis allows to determine the causes of a component’s failure or malfunctioning.
Destructive and non destructive tests support Sider Test in providing a quick and accurate diagnosis of the root cause of the failure and suggesting metallurgical solutions in order to prevent or tackle the recurrence of the damaging phenomenon.
A suitable failure analysis requires our technicians and materials engineers to collect as many details as possible about the design, the production, the use and the service conditions of the component.
Modern instruments and techniques of magnification (including SEM-EDS analysis) allow to scan the fracture surface (fractography), in order to get information about the nature of the fracture occurred (i.e. ductile or brittle failure), the crack initiation and its extension. These tests and inspections, supported by the information provided by the customer and integrated by technical documents as material certificates and component’s drawings will help our technicians to detect the origin of the failure, that could derive by errors in design, non-conforming material, inappropriate heat treatment, inadequate working conditions or many other factors.