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What is Failure Analysis?

Failure Analysis is performed when there is a desire or regulatory requirement to initiate an investigation into the root cause of failure for critical components that unexpectedly fail while in service.

Understanding the characteristics that caused an unplanned failure is critical to determining which corrective actions will prevent future re-occurrence and potential catastrophic damages in the future.

Types of Critical Component Failures That Exelon PowerLabs
Supports Through Failure Analysis
  • Bearing Failure

  • Relay Failure

  • Circuit Board Failure

  • Bolt Failure

  • Diesel Engine Failure

  • Switch Failure

  • Valve Failure

  • Diode Failure

  • Transformer Failure

  • Metallurgical Failure

  • Pump Failure

  • Weld Failure

  • Electrical Failure

  • Cable Failure

  • Gear Pump Failure

  • Solenoid Failure

  • Pipe Failure

  • Gasket Failure

  • Insulator Failure

  • Pressure Switch Failure

Our Process

To understand why a part failed, it takes some investigation through observation and collection of data. Our team has a wide array of lab equipment and access to our extensive online database OneLab. This database provides decades of records of past performed failure analysis and valuable insight on past manufacturers and models, thereby enabling us to know what products tend to fail and why before we ever look at the part.

Our qualified engineers and technicians will then perform a series of examinations and testing methods to find the cause of the failure. We provide failure analysis across all industries. Our goal is to quickly analyze the data and provide valuable information based on our findings to help determine the root cause so you can fix the problem faster.

The Benefits of Failure Analysis

Finding out why something failed can lead to positive changes in your operations, from supporting daily production to the overall safety. Here are a few of the benefits your company can experience when you find the root of the cause from a failure analysis:

Correcting the Action

In order to prevent this failure from re-occurring, it’s encouraged to develop a corrective action plan. Whether it’s training employees on how to handle the equipment correctly or contacting the manufacturer to make sure they are meeting the design requirements, taking the extra steps necessary to create preventable measures is only for your benefit.

Our Failure Analysis Customers