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UTC team consists of experts with more than 30 years of relevant industrial and research experience. The key staff had successfully led and completed thousands of projects in forensic analysis, accident investigation, failure analysis, condition assessment and product development for aerospace, marine, petrochemical, electronic and microelectronic, construction, amusement, transportation industries and governmental agencies including Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Ministry of Transportation (MOT), Defense Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), Republic Singapore Air Force (RSAF), Navy, SMRT, RWS, SBS transit, Shell, ST Aerospace, Eagle Services Asia, SIA Engineering, HP, Dell, ST Marine and Sembawang Shipyard etc.
· Determine root cause(s) of failures/accidents.
· Find out mechanism(s) of failures and accidents.
· Recommend solutions to prevent recurrence of failures and accidents.
· Support litigation/court hearing on liabilities related to failures and accidents
Failure analysis on damages of amusement rides (track, roller coaster vehicle)
Forensic investigation on mass rapid transport system/ subway accident (trains, power supply, track)
Investigation on accidents of cranes (wire rope, boom frame, brake system, topple)
Failure analysis on aerospace engine damage (turbine blades, fan blades, vanes, etc.)
Investigation on paint and coating failures
Forensic investigation on automotive steering system failure
Failure analysis on lift wire rope breakage/snapped
Failure analysis on landing gear system failure
Investigation on hovercraft accident (gearbox, propeller)
Failure analysis on failures in gas and steam turbines
Investigation on notebook computer burning
Failure analysis on gearbox explosion
Investigation on failures in jack-up rigs (pipe corrosion, glass cracking)
Investigation on extra-hydrogen release in huge battery of Submarine
Investigation on failures of PCB, PCBA, LCD, passive components and IC
Forensic investigation on heat exchanger burst
Failure analysis on submarine power cable damage
Investigation on transformer fire
Failure analysis on engine components (piston, crankshaft, camshaft, bearings, connecting rod, bolts, engine block, etc.)
Forensic investigation on explosion of power distribution system
Failure analysis on large ship-lifting system cracking
Investigation on incidents in Singapore Flyer
Failure analysis of pipeline and piping system according to FITNET FFS
Investigation on failures in building and structures etc.
Available Analytical Techniques:
· Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
· Energy Dispersive X-Ray spectrometry (EDX)
· Sectional Metallography
· Tensile / Compressive test
· Charpy impact test
· X-ray diffraction (XRD)
· X-ray photonelectron spectrometry (XPS)
· Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR)
· Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
· Thermaogravimetry analysis (TGA)
· Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
· Radiographic Testing (RT)
· Liquid/dye Penetration Test (LT)
Typical materials were involved: metals (carbon/alloy steels, cast irons, stainless steel, aluminium alloys, copper alloys, titanium alloys, nickel alloys, super alloys, magnesium alloys etc.), polymers (PVC, PE, PC, SAN, polyester, epoxy, alkyd etc.), composites, glass, semiconductors, ceramics, cements, gypsum and thin films and coatings/paints. etc.
fatigue, stress corrosion cracking, overstress rupture, localised corrosion, hydrogen embrittlement, creep, under-deposit corrosion, electrical overstress, electrical migration, electrical arcing, hot cracking, lack of fusion/penetration, contamination, P-N junction breakdown etc.
welding, milling, turning, drilling, brazing, grinding, hot and cold forming, forging, casting, bonding, CVD deposition, PVD deposition, etching, plating, coating, bolt joining, cleaning, chemical treatment, heat treatment, assembly, moulding, cutting etc.
Ø Development of anchorage system for post-tension application.
Ø Surface treatment on heavy-duty gears.
Ø Stress analysis on aircraft structures.
Ø Corrosion evaluation for marine application.
Ø Fatigue and fracture assessments for reactor pressure vessel and piping, lifetime management.
Ø Vibration monitoring on airframe and engine.
Ø Integrity analysis for nuclear structures and components.
Ø Condition assessment on ship propeller.