Failure Investigation Training Course | EA Technology
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Failure Investigation

This course will guide you through the essentials of failure investigation and analysis from initial actions to long-term learning, including legal requirements outlined by the Health and Safety Executive.

You will learn how to carry out a thorough and well documented investigation following inconvenient and costly failure, including procedures at the incident scene for recovery, handling and analysis of evidence, how to establish a panel of inquiry and how the data from failure analysis can be used for future Asset Management decisions.

The results of catastrophic failure can often lead to issues of liability and compensation. The course includes the briefing and use of expert witnesses in legal proceedings.


Day one

The Need for Failure Analysis and Investigation

  • Legislation
  • Reasons for an investigation
  • Incident investigation

Procedures and techniques in failure analysis

  • Stages of an analysis
  • Data gathering
  • Visual examination
  • Analytical methods
  • Determining the failure mechanism
  • Actions following an investigation

Failure Investigation in the Field

  • Information gathering
  • Initial actions
  • Examination and testing
  • Selection of samples
  • Oil sampling
  • Handling and transportation

Failure Mechanisms

  • Design
  • Material selection
  • Fabrication
  • Operating and service conditions
  • Human error
  • Illegal activity

Failure Analysis in Asset Management Decision-making

  • Procurement
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Early Life
  • Analytical life
  • Replacement/renewal

Panel Discussion

Programme may be subject to amendment

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Course duration 1 Day

Course Location Capenhurst, Chester

EA Technology are accredited members of the CPD certification service. This course counts towards your planned CPD requirements
CPD Information

6 Hours

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