Well Failure Analysis & Investigation
Failure analysis is a critical process in determining the physical root causes of problems. The process is complex, draws upon many different technical disciplines, and uses a variety of observation, inspection, and laboratory techniques. One of the key factors in properly performing a failure analysis is keeping an open mind while examining and analyzing the evidence to foster a clear, unbiased perspective of the failure. Collaboration with experts in other disciplines (multi-discipline analysis) is required in certain circumstances to integrate the analysis of the evidence with a quantitative understanding of the state of stress, environment and background information on the design, manufacture, and service history of the failed component or system.
Multi-discipline Approach to Determine Failure Mode & Root Cause
Viking’s Proprietary Failures Database
Assessment of Field Conditions Leading to Failure
Materials & Stress Analysis
Recommendations on Future Prevention
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