Powertech experts test metallic and nonmetallic specimens using standard and customized test procedures. Analyses typically include recommendations and suggestions for corrective measures.

Offerings include:

Failure Analysis—investigations to determine the root cause of failure, with recommendations to guide manufacturing processes, component replacement, or procedures to prevent future occurrences.

Fitness-for-Service Studies—stress analysis and fracture mechanics calculations applied to damaged equipment or structures to determine their structural integrity.

Welding Engineering and Qualification—determination of joint design, material selection, and welding procedure for repair and construction. Certified by the BC Safety Authority to administer qualification tests for procedures and welders per Section 42 of the Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation.

Material Selection Consulting— consideration of how material properties will interact with a component’s service conditions, including wear resistance, fatigue strength, corrosion resistance, temperature effects, notch sensitivity, cost, machinability, and weldability.

Protective Coatings Testing and Inspection—laboratory simulation of harsh environments (UV, rain, condensation, salt fog, etc.), in-situ testing and inspection, application quality assurance, and coating specification consulting to ensure protection of assets.

Corrosion Testing and Consultation— testing according to NACE and ASTM standards or customized corrosion simulations for testing effects of intergranular corrosion, stress corrosion, pitting, sulfide formation, and hydrogen environment embrittlement.