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Failure Analysis in Energy Sectors and Utility Plants

Failure Analysis in Energy Sectors and Utility Plants

Qualitest Canada Engineers have the extensive knowledge in Energy sector to help clients in many different types of investigations. Examples of energy related failure investigations include:

  • Pipeline failures, Corrosion, Leak causation and timing on both gathering and transportations systems
  • Processing facilities and Plants
  • Utility Plants and Related Pipelines
  • Oilfield production and process equipment failures
  • Oil and gas production facility explosion due to overpressure
  • Electrical failures and commissioning problems
  • Rotating Equipment failures such as Generators, Motors, Turbines, and Compressors etc
  • Plant operation and maintenance issues
  • Sour gas well blowout due to wellhead failure
  • OTSG, HRSG and other type of Boilers failures

The fundamental cause of a failure may include:

  • Design Deficiencies
  • Improper Manufacturing
  • Material Imperfections
  • Errors in Installation or Repair
  • Inadequate Inspection or Quality Control
  • Inadequate Maintenance, And
  • Improper Operation (Service Conditions or Unforeseen Changes in Service)

Only when all the issues are assessed is it possible to conclude why a component or system failed and if the failure may have been preventable.