• Failure Analysis/Investigation

  • Our Introduction

    AMCO Integrity Pty. Ltd is an independent company registered in Australia. It is a highly innovative engineering and consulting company engaged in state of the art R&D and product development in the energy sector, including renewable and small scale energies, and in high temperature plant issues in general…

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  • EDSE Technology

    The Electric Discharge Sampling Equipment (EDSE) was developed by our UK based partner in collaboration with international partners to aid in the condition and life assessment of components. The sampling of in-service components has long been seen as an effective way of determining actual material properties and sub-surface material
    condition.…

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  • Portable SFM Technology

    The Portable Scanning Force Microscope (Integrity-Scanning Force Microscope) has been developed for early stage damage detection such as creep cavitation (especially in P91 & P92 steels) which will not be found using traditional replication techniques.…

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  • Obikou

    Obikou is an on-site service for power, process and other high temperature plant and has shown to achieve creep life extension by a factor of about 4. It simply involves quickly reinforcing a potentially vulnerable or creep damaged pipe with multiple layers of thin high-temperature alloys strip that is wound/wrapped around a pipe thus halting/ reducing the development of creep damage….

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  • Research & Development

    AMCO has excellent expertise through its in-house R&D, plant service/technical
    consulting and project management experience and links with plant manufacturers,
    plant operators, service providers and researchers from around the world.

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AMCO Integrity Pty Ltd’s also offers a comprehensive failure analysis service  aimed at the identification of the damage and failure mechanism (s) (creep, fatigue, corrosion, metal dusting etc.), diagnosis of the root cause of failure, and making recommendations that will minimize the risk of repeat failures.

AMCO Integrity Pty Ltd has a highly qualified team of metallurgists, mechanical engineers and corrosion specialists with experience in the analysis of component failures in power plant boilers and turbines, oil  refineries, petrochemical and process plant, offshore oil & gas, aerospace and other industries, and for a wide range of materials – from plain carbon and low alloy ferritic steels to 9-12%Cr Martensitic steels (such as P91), stainless steels, nickel-base alloys and aluminum alloys.

AMCO Integrity Pty Ltd’s  team of specialists have the expertise to understand the interactions between the failure mechanism (s) and the material, design, operation and maintenance issues, to identify the root cause of failure and thus to make recommendations that will prevent similar damage and repeat failures in the future.

Recommendations may concern material selection and improvements in component design, quality assurance issues in manufacturing and welding, selection of weld consumables and welding process/parameters, and operating & maintenance practices.

We at AMCO Integrity Pty Ltd develop a detailed and comprehensive recommendations from these answers to produce practical cost effective recommendations that prevent failures, reduce processing costs and increase profits.

To support the findings of the failure investigation, AMCO Integrity Pty Ltd’s  team can perform stress analysis, including Finite Element modeling, to establish actual stress levels that may have  caused the failure to the complex component geometries and loading situations. Similarly, fracture mechanics methods can be applied retrospectively, using material properties data, to estimate the cracking rate and time to failure for correlation with the actual observations.