Industrial Experience

Root Cause Failure Analysis and Notable Projects

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL

Performed RCFA of the BOP from the Macondo well. Our reports are also available at CSB.gov website.

drive shaft

DRIVE SHAFT FAILURE

Failure Analysis of a drive shaft. The failure analysis revealed that the HSLA material had not been heat treated correctly.

bearings on drive train

MARINE FAILURE

Failure Analysis of bearings on drive train.

Southern Pacific 982 moved from Houston City Zoo to Minute Maid Park

SOUTHERN PACIFIC 982

We provided technical assistance (pro bono) for the move of Engine 982 from its location at the Houston City Zoo to Minute Maid Park.

Production tubing from an oil well containing high partial pressure of CO2

DOWN HOLE TUBING FAILURE

Failure Analysis of production tubing from an oil well containing high partial pressure of CO2.

piping manifold from a refinery incident revealed a weld defect that promoted a fatigue failure

PIPING MANIFOLD FAILURE

Failure Analysis of a piping manifold from a refinery incident revealed a weld defect that promoted a fatigue failure.

Failure Analysis of stainless steel tubing due to chloride stress corrosion

TUBING FAILURE

Failure Analysis of stainless steel tubing due to chloride stress corrosion – combined effects of chlorides and elevated temperature.

mooring chain links

MARINE FAILURE

Failure Analysis of mooring chain links due to acute fatigue damage relate to service condition.

FCC unit.

EXXON TORRANCE REFINERY

Failure Analysis of FCC unit.

Failure Analysis of a 8 inch carbon steel line in #4 crude unit by sulfidation corrosion

CHEVRON RICHMOND REFINERY

Failure Analysis of a 8 inch carbon steel line in #4 crude unit by sulfidation corrosion.

Installation of Subsea pipeline repair clamp to prevent potential failure after dented.

SUBSEA PIPELINE REPAIR CLAMP

Installation of Subsea pipeline repair clamp to prevent potential failure after dented.

Crane Failure Analysis at ship loading dock from a defect weld.

CRANE FAILURE

Crane Failure Analysis at ship loading dock from a defect weld.

Chevron Blindfaith Project

CHEVRON BLIND FAITH PROJECT

160 miles se of NO in 6,500 ft. of water

Provided Engineering Consultants and Quality Inspection Surveillance personnel on all subsea equipment for the project.

BP thunderhorse Project

BP THUNDERHORSE PROJECT

150 miles se of NO in 6,040 ft. of water

Provided Engineering Consultants for design and fabrication subsea equipment for the project

Servicios de Adquisiciones Project.

SERVICIOS DE ADQUISICIONES

Providing Turnkey Integrated Sourcing (new & secondary Markets), Procurement, Fabrication Inspection,
Export Documentation, & Logistical Support Services through to Client foreign port delivery.

Helicopter pipeline aerial surveillance.

HELICOPTER PIPELINE SURVEILLANCE PROJECTS

Provide pipeline monitoring services as required per DOT requirements.