Failure Investigation

Nine Dot Solutions has experience in and can provide failure investigation services, where the root cause of failure is determined.

The failure investigation typically includes:

  • Site visit to inspect failure and condition of machine
  • Review of operational parameters
  • Review of operation at time of failure
  • Calculation of probable loads and stresses in failed components
  • Material analysis of failed components
  • Supporting finite element analyses, similar to Structural and Mechanical Auditing process
  • Report summarizing findings

Failure investigations can be done on behalf of the owner of the machines or on behalf of insurance entities.

Nine Dot Solutions has previously successfully assisted customers to rebuild and reinstate failed equipment.

Shaft failure in stress concentration