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Failure Analysis

Identification of root cause of failure for casing, piping or any other component that has fractured, cracked or corroded.


Material and Process Selection

Ferrous and Non-Ferrous alloy selection, alternate materials and upgraded material options for front end and detailed design. Process selection and parameters for sour service, welding, fabrication, heat treatment, stress relieving, shot peening, etc.


Metallurgical Analysis

Microstructural evaluation to ensure appropriate heat treatment and processing. Evaluation of in-service metallurgical degradation. Develop technical procedures for Post Weld Heat Treatment including normalizing, annealing, spherodizing, austenitising, tempering and stress relieving.


Remaining Life Analysis

Support of remaining life analysis including stress rupture parameterization and fitness for service evaluations based on fracture mechanics.



Weld Process and Repair Development Overview

Welding process development and process selection. Filler metal selection and weld repair options. Develop welding procedures (WPS,) for welding processes (TIG, SMAW, SAW, PAW and MIG) on various alloys including austenitic, ferritic, martensitic and duplex stainless steel, inconel, incoloy, hastelloy and other nickel alloys, monel


Supplier Development and Qualification

Evaluation of supplier technical capabilities and products to include ferrous and non-ferrous cast and wrought, disk forgings both open and closed die and forgings.


Support is available for domestic and international suppliers.


Conventional and Non-Conventional Coatings

Thermal spray coatings including all HVOF processes, plasma spray, CVD and PVD coatings and “cold coatings”.


Application selection, supplier evaluation/qualification and quality assurance specifications.


Surface Modification Technologies

Nitriding, carburizing, carbonitriding as well as metallic plating to include chromium, cadmium, nickel-cadmium, nickel and electroless nickel.


Generation of Material and Process Standards

Creation of all forms of material and process standards for clients use that will be sufficient as a stand alone document for product procurement.


In-House Metallurgical Training

Develop and provide a tailor made programmes to meet particular requirements of clients.


Expert Witness/Litigation Support

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Design Management


  • Conduct change management evaluation, process improvement training as well as systems implementation for design management and project execution personnel.

  • Advise project management team on FEED and detail design phases on safety and environmental issues.


Laboratory Testing

A full range of laboratory services are available through affiliated industry and research institutes including chemical analysis, mechanical testing, metallography and scanning electron microscopy. Perform Metallurgical analysis on various material including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS), magnetic force microscopy (MFM), neutron scattering, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and light microscopy, photomicrography and image analysis.


Corrosion Testing

Develop technical procedures and perform Corrosion testing including; penetration rate test and Potentiostatic anodic/cathodic polarisation test on stainless steels and Mild steels. Huey and Streicher test for stainless steels to determine intergranular corrosion (Weld decay and Knifeline attack) susceptibility and HIC and SSC testing.


Fracture Mechanics

Fracture mechanics provides the engineering basis to quantitatively predict the effects of cracks or other defects. How much a given crack size will affect strength and how long it will take for a flaw to grow to a crack size that is dangerous for operation can be answered for many materials. This approach works best for high strength, brittle alloys, ceramics, and some non-metals. Different techniques can be used for more ductile materials.


Automatic Welding, Automatic Ultrasonic Testing (AUT) and Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA)

Provide guidance on selection of automatic welding systems for onshore and offshore pipelines. Qualification and implementation of AUT systems including Manual Phased Array and Time of Flight Diffraction techniques for Oil and Gas application. Development of ECA for defect analysis based on size shape and distribution for pipeline inspection.

ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 Management Systems


Integrated Management Systems

  • Development, review and implementation as well as overseeing the certification process of Management Systems in accordance with ISO 9000, ISO14000, and ISO18000.

  • Preparation and evaluation of documentation i.e. policies, manuals and working procedures.

  • Development and implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM) and 6-Sigma systems with emphasis on customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.


Design Management

  • Conduct change management evaluation, process improvement training as well as systems implementation for design management and project execution personnel.

  • Advise project management team on FEED and detail design phases on safety and environmental issues.


Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Management

  • Development of Environmental Impact Assessment Plans, and formulation of EIA reports.

  • Develop quantitative models for all risks including hazards for project development and produce assessment reports including: quantitative risk analysis, reliability, availability and maintainability studies, selection and zoning optimization studies and construction risk analysis.

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