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Failure Analysis & accident investigation Corrosion engineering Fatigue and fracture analysis Fire investigation Expert witness in litigation Design & structural analysis Condition assessment

UTC’s key staff have long history of track record in product development, process improvement and quality enhancement, structure load and stress analysis, loading spectrum establishment and fatigue life evaluation, vibration monitoring and evaluation.

UTC team consists of experts with more than 35 years of relevant industrial and research experience as well as qualifications. The key staff has successfully led and completed thousands of projects in forensic analysis, accident investigation, failure analysis (FA), condition assessment for aerospace, marine, petrochemical, electronic and microelectronic, construction, amusement, oil & gas, transportation industries and governmental agencies including Ministry of Defence (Singapore), Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Hyundai Engineering and Construction (Korean), Public Utilities Board (PUB), The Straits Times, SBS Transit, High Court, State Courts, China Taiping Insurance, Rajah & Tann, WongPartnership, Universal Terminal, Singapore Navy, SMRT, RWS, Shell, ST Aerospace, Eagle Services Asia, SIA Engineering, HP, Dell, ST Marine, Takenaka Corporation (Japan) and Sembawang Shipyard, etc.

Typical projects

  • Development of anchorage system for post-tension application.
  • Evaluation on serviceabilty and lifetime management of third rail system.
  • Risk based inspection on heat exchanger.
  • Surface treatment on heavy-duty gears.
  • Stress analysis on aircraft structures.
  • Corrosion evaluation for marine application.
  • Fatigue and fracture assessments for reactor pressure vessel and piping, lifetime management.
  • Expert areas


  • Increase assets reliability
  • Enhance structure integrity
  • Improve product quality
  • Structure health monitoring
  • Recent relevant publications

      Recently, UTC had published articles on failure analysis and accident investigation as follows:

    • "Improving quality and reliabity through effective failure analysis" was presented in Symposium on Materials Processing, Inspection and Testing held on August 24, 2017, Malaysia.

    • Click here to read more the presentation report.

    • "Forensic investigation on crane accidents" was published in International Journal on Forensic Engineering in 2017.

    • Click here to read the partial article.
      For full article, please contact the publisher.

    Available Techniques

  • On-site replication and metallography Borescope
  • Visual Examintion
  • Strain gauge
  • Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
  • Radiographic Testing (RT)
  • Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
  • Liquid (dye) Penetrant Testing (LT)