To determine the causes of industrial materials failure, complete post-mortems can be performed.


The expert team of CIR Laboratory can help your company by methodically applying each step listed below to be able to identify the causes of the failure, the solutions and the prevention methods:


  • Problem identification and comprehension
    • Observations and communication with the players involved
    • Starting hypothesises
  • Establishing the goals
    • Identification of the failure nature and mechanism
    • Identification of the causes of the failure
  • Establishing the scope
    • Establishing the numbers and the location of sampling
    • Identifying the analyses and tests required
    • Establishing the testing parameters
    • Identifying the required simulation tests and the limit conditions for thermodynamics modelling
  • Materials' Characterization
    • Sampling
    • Samples machining
    • Reference samples preparation
    • Performing tests and analyses
  • Processes' computer simulation
    • Design and application of the thermodynamic modelling
    • Design and realization of the simulation test
  • Results Analysis
    • Validation of the initial hypothesises
  • Conclusion
    • Identification of the cause of failure
  • Recommendations
    • Establishing solutions and prevention methods