Tag: Metallurgy

Failure Analysis and Metallurgical Testing

Thielsch Engineering has a multi-disciplined team of knowledgeable forensic engineers, who are experienced in performing on-site investigations into the root cause of failures as well as any possible contributing factors to industrial accidents, complex failures, and catastrophic explosions. The failure modes we investigate often include fatigue, fracture, creep, corrosion, erosion, low-quality welds, wear, improper material

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Boiler Overhaul Project awarded to Thielsch Engineering

Thielsch Engineering was recently awarded a $2.76MM contract for the overhaul of Boiler No. 1 at Naval Station Newport located in Newport, Rhode Island.  Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport is home to 50 Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and US Army Reserve commands and activities. Newport is the Navy’s premier site for training officers, officer candidates,

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COLLATERAL DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF T91 OXIDE SCALE BUILD-UP

Recently Thielsch Engineering evaluated a valve stem that was reported to have experienced rapid erosion in service.  Another valve stem had also failed in service in a similar manner at the same facility. The steam turbine stop control valve was manufactured by General Electric (GE).  The valve was operated in a GE two on one

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CREEP – It’s not that scary person looming around the corner…or is it?

When I think back to when I first started in the industry over 18 years ago, I remember hearing the word “creep” discussed on numerous occasions. I would chuckle to myself, and think “Creep? What type of industry have I gotten involved in? Are there scary people looming around that I need to be careful

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