Metallurgical investigations are conducted for the purpose of determining the mechanism responsible for failure of a metal component by examining its physical properties. It also involves collection and assessment of data for finding the cause of failure. It is an essential procedure for heavy industries because of its usefulness in prevention of mishaps and extensive financial loss.
Metal components often have certain properties designed into them for increasing their endurance to different environmental conditions. The distinctions in their physical and mechanical properties are what matter the most in a proper metallurgical investigation, and our skilled experts who have years of experience in the field take this into account most imperatively.
At Global Welding Technology, we perform metallurgical investigations on a regular basis using all the essential relevant procedures, including metal chemical analysis, conductivity & permeability tests, ferrite content & measurement, determination of grain & graphite size and non-metallic inclusion determination. Such testing also helps to figure out the cause of failure, like overload, fatigue, embrittlement, stress corrosion cracking and brittle or ductile fracture in ferrous & non-ferrous metal products as well as welds. Our testing staff conduct effective metallurgical investigations and provide elaborate reports, which can even be used in litigation or arbitration events.
We possess state-of-the-art equipment in our laboratories for handling radioactive and hazardous substances safely. All associated testings are conducted according to their suitability for maintaining the consistency & quality of items and by observing the relevant Australian Standards. Our metallurgical investigations team is also well-qualified to advise engineering staff and design departments in selection of the right metal or determination of the root cause for production problem. We even offer suggestions on compliance requisites of forgings, castings, powder metallurgy, composites and fabrications.