Failure Analysis Services
Forensic Accident Investigation Services
What Is Failure Analysis?
Failure analysis (or failure investigation) is consultation service which adopts systematic analysis approach to determine root cause(s) and mechansim(s) of failure and provide counter measures to prevent similar failure or accident recurrence. Failures often occur on products, facilities, infrastructures, production line and work sites in various industrial sectors, sometimes the failures can result in incident and/or accidents. Thus failures not only cause huge economic loss but also result in injuries or even fatalities. In case of damages are involved, failure analysis can be called damage analysis (or damage investigation). When equipment or infracstructure facility fractures involved in accident(s), fracture analysis or fracture investigation should be conducted.
Effective failure analysis and accident investigation can not only enhance reliability and safety, but also improve product quality and reduce operational cost & down time of facilities. Failure analysis is often called engineering failure analysis, including mechnical failure analysis or stress failure analysis, component failure analysis, electrical failure analysis and material failure analysis.
Accident investigation services use systematic processes of collection and analysis of information, data and evidences relating to an incident or accident that led to the loss of property, time or health of individuals, or even lives. Incident or accident happens in many ocassions such as workplaces, transportation, amusement, etc. Accident investigation and analysis is the scientific and academic examination of the facts and informtions that occurred during an incident or accident.What Is Forensic Investigation and Analysis?
Forensic investigation and analysis is to apply scientific knowledge and methodology to legal issues and / or criminal investigations of the subject cases, thus it can assist the court or litigation for justifications. Therefore, forensic investigation and analysis sometimes are actually extension of failure analysis. The focus of failure analysis is on determining failure cause(s) & failure mechanism(s) while the focus of forensic investigation and analysis is on providing traceable evidences for clarifying resposibility and liability of the failure and accident.Why Choose UTC for Failure Analysis Services and Accident Investigation Services?
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