Infrastructure

Failure analysis and prevention (RCA)

Análisis y prevención de fallos (RCA)

Multi-disciplinary group with extensive experience in the field of failure analysis (RCA), which is capable of undertaking component design projects (selecting materials, geometry and processes), and structural integrity studies of components and structures.

Description

At our laboratories we carry out root cause analyses (RCAs) to identify the key factors in the failure process, by first identifying the “pathology” suffered by the damaged component.

Our Failure Analysis and Prevention team is a multi-disciplinary team with extensive experience in the field of failure analysis (RCA), undertakes component design projects, sets up inspection plans focused on detecting damage in its early stages and gets involved in structural integrity studies.

In order to carry out the projects, our Failure Analysis and Prevention team has a group of technical experts in the following failure mechanisms: mechanical, wear, corrosion and high temperature.

The services provided by our infrastructure are as follows:

  • Root cause analysis (RCA) in failures.
  • Condition assessment and residual life prediction.
  • Predictive maintenance – life extension.
  • Selection of materials, processes and protection systems
  • Fitness for service.
  • Design and follow-up of inspection plans.
  • Product validation

Aimed at:

  • Manufacturers of metal components.
  • Metal transformation sector.
  • Construction sector.
  • Design and maintenance engineering firms.
  • Component manufacturers for the aeronautical, railway, automotive, naval and offshore sectors.
  • Infrastructure.
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Certifications and Accreditations

-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
Laboratory certified in ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 (ENAC certification No. 4/LE063)
-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
ENAC ILAC accreditation for the construction sector in compliance with ISO 17025, under file No. 4/LE024
-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
ENAC ILAC accreditation for acoustics in compliance with ISO 17025, under file No. 4/LE456. Laboratory with certified management system in accordance with standard UNE-EN 9100:2010.
AIRBUS authorized Laboratory for Surface Treatment
AIRBUS authorised Laboratory for surface treatments
Laboratorio autorizado por la ESA (Agencia Espacial Europea) para “SMT Microsectioning” según ECSS-ST-Q-70-38
European Space Agency (ESA) authorised laboratory
NADCAP MTL accreditation for Materials Testing
Nadcap accreditation for chemical processes
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Catálogo de ensayos a materiales y componentes metálicos (EN)

Metallic Materials and Components Testing Brochure

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