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Failure Investigations

Independent investigations are frequently undertaken by Cti in order to determine the root cause of failures. 


Failures may arise from a whole variety of reasons:

  • Material defects
  • Out of specification material
  • Incorrectly specified or unsuitable use of materials
  • Misuse/maltreatment
  • Welding procedure/defects

It is always important to understand the reason for failure.  This enables better engineering of components during development and testing, or remedial actions for failures occurring in service.  


With vast experience within the castings industry, Cti provide a thorough investigation aimed at determining the root cause of failures, with recommended actions proposed.


Over the last few years, Cti have helped a number or companies who have experienced their components/assemblies fail in service by establishing the cause and mechanism of failure and developing remedial actions.  In each case, these had the potential of putting companies out of business, potentially costing millions of pounds in fitting replacement parts and/or hefty compensation claims. 

For further information contact Matthew Cawood.