Investigate Failures

Seal testing qualification

Equipment failures are caused by a complex combination of factors including design, operation and environment. C-FER can help identify the root cause of the failure through a staged approach that includes:

  1. In-depth inspection and analysis of the failed component to determine the mechanism of failure;
  2. Comparison to similar failure reports to identify trends in equipment performance;
  3. Field monitoring to identify equipment and operating conditions that might contribute to the failure;
  4. Modeling of the equipment in the operating environment to identify limitations in the equipment design for a specific application; and
  5. Full-scale testing of the equipment in simulated operating conditions to determine the functional limits.

Once the root cause of the failure is determined, C-FER undertakes further analysis and testing to help the operator select and qualify equipment that is suitable for the specific operating environment. Alternatively, C-FER helps the Operator investigate ways to modify the operating environment to fall within the safe operating envelope of the equipment.

Monitoring mining equipment

Casing inspection log interpretation

Reconstructing failure events

Supporting expert opinion with simulation and testing services

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