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.
The Need for Failure Analysis and Investigation
- 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
- Material selection
- Operating and service conditions
- Human error
- Illegal activity
Failure Analysis in Asset Management Decision-making
- Installation and commissioning
- Early Life
- Analytical life
Programme may be subject to amendment
Course duration 1 Day
Course Location Capenhurst, Chester
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