Many facilities have pipe or tube failures in their industrial and potable water distribution systems. Most of these failures are due to some type of corrosion, corrosion These failures can have catastrophic consequences to the facility including leaks, floods and major equipment shutdowns. In many cases, understanding the “Root Cause” of the failure can help determine potential changes in design or operations to prevent this from occurring in the future.
In conjunction with our Water Quality or Water Treatment Program Analysis, Precept Environmental can also facilitate a Failure Analysis investigation using Independent Metallurgical Laboratories. Although Precept is not a laboratory, we recommend the use of qualified laboratories that consist of licensed State Professional Engineers and Certified National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE). These corrosion experts their expertise and experience to conduct investigations of the corrosion that may have occurred on the internal or exterior surfaces of the system that have had failures.