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Failure response

When failures occur

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Immediate failure response with a broad base of supporting services 

Our expert staff is noted for its rapid response capabilities with the ability to be on location accompanied by a range of failure support services.

  • First responder consultation
  • Onsite / In-the-ditch failure investigation
  • Field metallography
  • Non-destructive examination
    - magnetic particle inspection
    - dye penetrant testing
    - ultrasonic testing
    - hardness testing
    - soil and solids/liquid collection and analysis
  • Evidence preservation, retention, documentation
  • Chain of custody
  • Root cause analysis (RCA)

OUR APPROACH

In the event of failure, DNV GL can provide on-site supervision and laboratory results.  Our reports are of the highest quality in both description and documentation.  We perform failure analyses of both metallic and non-metallic components.  Typical mechanisms/modes and contributing factors encountered include:

  • Fatigue / Corrosion fatigue
  • Creep
  • Environmentally assisted cracking (SCC,HIC,SSC)
  • Localized corrosion pitting
  • Oxygen concentration cell corrosion
  • Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)
  • Mechanical damage
  • Weld defects
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Thermal and chemical degradation of gaskets and seals
  • Explosive decompression of gaskets and seals
MANAGING THE RISK OF FAILURE

Litigation and Regulatory support services

DNV GL’s 150-year heritage as an independent foundation has garnered a reputation for its transparency, credibility and reliability - and as a trusted 3rd party source of technical expertise. 

Our forensic and materials proficiencies can be applied to a number of needs related to legal and regulatory compliance efforts:
  • Expert opinion / testimony
  • Corrective action order response
  • Regulatory compliance support
  • Mediation and arbitration support
  • Product liability
  • Forensic engineering / science

INDUSTRIES AND SECTORS SERVED

  • Pipelines and facilities
  • Oil and gas
  • Refining
  • Chemical processing
  • Utilities
  • Wind energy
  • Ships and tankers
  • Manufacturing 

24/7 EMERGENCY HOT LINE: 855.DNV.CALL (368.2255)

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