HOUSTON — DNV GL has opened a failure analysis facility in Houston, Texas which will provide failure analyses that support the industry in conducting effective and efficient root cause analyses. The aim is to prevent and learn from failures and continue to improve safety, reliability and up-time.
The facility will carry out the crucial initial steps of a failure investigation, which could include visual inspection, non-destructive testing [NDT], disassembly, cutting of components, etc. The facility will interact seamlessly with DNV GL’s large and very experienced team of experts in Columbus, OH who are able to carry out further analyses, which may include metallography, fractography (scanning electron microscopy), mechanical testing, chemical analysis, etc. as well as draw on experience from several 1,000 failure analyses carried out in DNV GL’s network of failure labs in the US, Norway, Singapore, The Netherlands and the UK.
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