Root Cause Analysis

If a failure of a component or a plant has occurred, a rapid recording of the situation on site and comprehensive documentation of the course and circumstances of the event is required. After a corresponding enquiry, our experts immediately go to the site of the incident to document the condition there and thus create the basis for further investigations and assessments. In emergencies, we are available around the clock.

The damaged parts are then returned to the owner or to us for a detailed inspection. In addition to fracture patterns and deformations, versatile material analyses also form the basis for further considerations. If this information and analytical calculations are not sufficient to give a plausible explanation of the damage, we develop numerical models based on the collected geometry, material and operating data. These are used to simulate certain load situations or processes in order to reproduce the component behavior realistically and thus clarify the cause of the damage.