Corrosion and failure analysis

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Multidisciplinary investigation on-site and in the laboratory

Construction or component failures can have many causes. Such degradation can be the result of corrosion, bad weld design, the use of inappropriate materials or other shortcomings. The Belgian Welding Institute (BWI) has the knowledge and the equipment to find the true cause.

Multidisciplinary skills ensure effective advice

BWI has the multidisciplinary knowledge to correctly analyse construction or component failures. Our experts have a broad knowledge of corrosion mechanisms, metallurgy, fracture mechanics, welding, chemistry, etc.

On-site inspections

Establishing the root cause of a failure requires knowledge of the exact circumstances in which the component was used. For this reason, BWI insists on performing on-site inspections. Our experts have the equipment and the qualification to take samples, develop replicas and offer comprehensive advice.

Detailed investigations in laboratory

The BWI laboratory is fully equipped to conduct corrosion and failure analyses.  This enables investigation into corroded materials and identification of the cause of corrosion.

The corrosion lab also conducts specific corrosion tests. These can be used by our experts to evaluate the resistance of materials to general or specific corrosion according to specific standards.

More information

More information? Contact:

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ir. Jens Conderaerts

+32 (0)9 292 14 22

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