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Legal and Insurance
From office chairs to vehicles, the fracture of metal follows distinct patterns that can be recognized and documented by careful laboratory analysis. Our engineering staff has extensive experience defending their work in depositions and court testimony. Our combination of qualified experts and complete laboratory facilities makes Anderson & Associates a trusted resource for investigations related to alleged losses or civil actions.

Our flexible services can range from engaging our experts with full laboratory support to utilizing our technicians and facilities without the involvement of our engineers.

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Mining
Anderson & Associates has extensive experience with the large-scale equipment failures characteristic of mining operations, from assessing an entire dragline to evaluating individual components like buckets or large gears. Our experience assures that recommendations for repairs or replacement are made with an understanding of the part’s function in the field.

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Oilfield
Our experience with oilfield failure investigations dates back to the 1950s. Components such as blowout preventers, pipe elevators and tubular goods from coiled tubing to casing to drill pipe are routinely evaluated at our facility. From overload failure due to low-grade joints to corrosion induced by sulfate-reducing bacteria, we’ll find the answer.

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Petrochemicals
Failure analysis in this industry demands experience with both the equipment used and the environments to which the materials are exposed.. Anderson & Associates brings to each metallurgical failure analysis a specialized understanding of corrosion and high-temperature failures as well as the effects of pressure and fatigue.

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Power Generation
The high-temperature environment of gas turbines demands an understanding of elevated temperature corrosion and creep in superalloys plus awareness of high-stress points.

Although uncommon, crankshaft failures in diesel engines do occur, and their evaluation demands a high level of experience. Cracks can develop due to everything from improper induction hardening to material defects; understanding operating stresses is crucial to identifying root causes.

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