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Failure Analysis - A Practical Guide

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Apr 20 - 21, 2022 /
Course Code: 12-0431-ONL22

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor

Overview

Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyse failed parts and components using a systematic approach and obtain conclusions based on sound scientific principles.
  • Apply this information to improve design and reliability of metallic, ceramic and polymer parts and machinery.

Description

Today’s competitive industrial environment demands reliable and effective solutions to problems. Root cause failure analysis is essential to improve quality and reliability and prevent catastrophic failures. While a large range of analytical techniques are now available, proper methodology and techniques must be used to obtain reliable results.

This course will focus on practical techniques to perform a successful failure analysis. Relying on years of experience, the instructor will describe techniques and approaches combined with practical examples. The participants are encouraged to bring examples from their own experience for discussion and preliminary analysis.

Course Outline

  • Basic principle of failure analysis
  • Destructive and non-destructive testing
  • Basic types and properties of materials: polymers, ceramics and metals
  • Most common types of Failures (fatigue, corrosion, overload, environmental degradation, etc…)
  • Fundamentals of corrosion
  • Analytical Tools
  • Practical Examples taken from various industries: HVAC and Plumbing, civil engineering, pressure vessels, extractive metallurgy, oil and gas industry

Who Should Attend

Plant Managers • Superintendents and Supervisors • Technical Managers • Engineering Consultants • Maintenance Personnel • Laboratory Personnel • Quality Management Personnel • Accident Investigators • Insurance Litigators and Purchase Officials.

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Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time


Please note: You can check other time zones here.

Syllabus

Program Outline

Day 1

Conducting A Successful Failure Analysis

Scientific method, Proper documentation and preservation of the evidence, Preliminary examination, Collection of data and samples, Photography and videos

Review of Basic Types of Materials

  • Polymers, ceramics and alloys
  • Mechanical and chemical properties

Types of Failures

  • Ductile/Brittle, Fatigue, Wear
  • High temperature effects
  • Cracking (hydrogen, scc)
  • Corrosion

Corrosion Aspects

  • Basic theory: Corrosion reactions, key parameters,
  • eH -pH diagrams, kinetics, corrosion control
  • Protection methods: coating, inhibitors, cathodic protection, material selection

Day 2

Analytical Tools

  • Visual exams, Destructive vs non-destructive, Metallographies, Electron microscopy, FTIR, Chemical analysis (quantitative vs qualitative)

Practical Examples to Illustrate the Various Types and Causes of Failures:

  • Typical material defects
  • Material selection
  • Fatigue
  • Corrosion
  • Welding
  • Design vs manufacturing

Typical Examples of Failures in HVAC and Plumbing, Civil Engineering, Pressure Vessels, Extractive Metallurgy, Oil and Gas industry

Discussion of Examples (Participants are Encouraged to Present Examples for Group Discussion and Analysis)

Instructor

Nicolas Geoffroy, ing., P.Eng., Ph. D., métallurgiste

Ingénieur en matériaux, Nicolas Geoffroy détient un baccalauréat en ingénierie et un doctorat en génie métallurgique de l’Université McGill. Il a enseigné au niveau du baccalauréat et au fil des années, a participé à différents projets de recherche en métallurgie, autant dans le domaine de l’aérospatiale que de l’extraction. Il a travaillé chez GCM Consultants comme ingénieur métallurgiste et de procédé, principalement dans le domaine pétrochimique. M. Geoffroy est présentement à l’emploi de CEP Forensique dans le groupe Matériaux et Chimie, où il effectue l’analyse de défaillances et la caractérisation d’alliages, de polymères et de céramiques.




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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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