Corrosion Failure Analysis
Corrosion costs corporations billions of dollars every year. For industrial processors and property managers, corrosion damage leads to a multitude of decisions concerning safety, replacement costs, lost production costs, maintenance scheduling, and protection systems. Caulfield Engineering provides clients with the information necessary to make these decisions effectively and efficiently.
Our highly trained team of corrosion scientists and engineers have investigated corrosion failures in a variety of different industries including petrochemical, paper, medical, residential and commercial construction, and transportation. Caulfield Engineering’s team of metallurgical, chemical and corrosion experts are uniquely qualified to solve a wide range of complex corrosion problems. Working in the consulting, product development, and litigation-support arenas, Caulfield Engineering assists clients in a diverse range of industries including pipeline (gas, water, and other), nuclear and fossil-fuel power generation, mining, marine, aeronautical, chemical processing, pulp and paper, construction, utilities (electric, gas, and water), transportation and infrastructure, inorganic and organic coatings (paints), and biomedical.
We have the capabilities to perform corrosion tests to standards from ASTM, NACE, DOT, EPA and many others. With our years of experience on several projects, we can create custom corrosion testing procedures that can match your specific application, conditions, and requirements.
Our corrosion analysis services include but are not limited to:
- Consulting and product development
- Field inspections and laboratory examinations
- Root-cause failure analysis
- Corrosion monitoring and remaining life estimation
- Accelerated life testing
- Corrosion susceptibility assessment
- Electrochemical and Corrosion testing
- Performance evaluation of paints and coatings
Examples of types of corrosion investigations include:
- General or uniform corrosion
- Localized corrosion: pitting, crevice, and intergranular
- Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)
- Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) and corrosion fatigue
- Hydrogen embrittlement
- Galvanic corrosion
- Selective leaching
- High-temperature oxidation, carburization, and sulfidation
- Atmospheric corrosion