Unfortunately failures cannot always be avoided. Failures can occur during the construction phase, during the commissioning phase (hydrotesting) or during operation. Independent of the event, what you want is a quick solution to repair your pipe system.
With our presence in Europe (NL) the Middle-East (UAE) and North America, we can quickly respond to your request and provide on site support. Sometimes, finding the root cause of a failure requires a more in-depth analysis. In such cases we assist our field engineer with office support to carry out a Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCA).
We follow a structured approach and use tools to gather valuable information about the conditions at the onset of the event. Based on our experience and observations made in the field by our field engineer we often are able to quickly identify the root cause of the failure and define corrective actions for repair and give recommendations to avoid such failures in the future. Sometimes it is necessary to take samples from the field to check whether the material meets the specifications. This can involve mechanical testing, chemical analysis or measurement of the physical properties and most of these tests we can perform in our in-house test laboratory.
A review of the design can be part of the failure analysis. This may include stress analysis, surge analysis, transient analysis and a check on short- and long-term allowable stresses. We also check the input parameters which are originating from the qualification records and the mechanical properties measured on the specimens taken from the field samples if required.