Materials & Failure Analysis

Laboratories for destructive and non-destructive testing

The Noble Offshore laboratory facilities range from a test workshop with the capacity to handle test items up to three tonnes in weight to fully-equipped destructive testing facilities, metallographic capacities, scanning electron microscopy and x-ray microanalysis. Noble Offshore works for companies from the steel, automotive, construction and maritime industries.

Failure analysis

In cases of damage, a conclusive failure evaluation and identification of the primary cause is necessary. The root cause is to be found through a holistic view on the complex interaction between relevant parameters relating to design, production and operation. A laboratory analysis provides valuable help in determining the cause. After all, the damaged component itself provides the only objective record of how the damage occurred, and the information it contains can be coaxed out by applying suitable material examination methods.

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