Failure Analysis Services

Kalsi Engineering provides complete analysis, testing, technical reporting, and expert witness testimony services to investigate failures in mechanical equipment and structures. Our clients include equipment manufacturers, equipment users, plants, law firms, and insurance companies. Our extensive experience in root cause analysis and testing, augmented by our in-depth understanding of the design and performance aspects of mechanical equipment, enables us to provide a complete failure analysis service to our clients.

The KEI staff takes a disciplined approach in identifying whether a failure is caused by design deficiencies, material defects, operational overloads, abuse, misapplication, inadequate maintenance, or use beyond design life.

We conduct tests in our Houston-area laboratory in which we deliberately take equipment to failure in order to confirm the root cause. In some cases, the objective of a failure analysis is to identify the limiting component so that design modifications can be developed to improve performance and reliability of the equipment.

Services

Kalsi Engineering provides the following failure analysis services:

Past Projects

Kalsi Engineering has performed a wide variety of failure analyses. A list of key projects is provided.

Figure 1: Torsional overload resulted in failure of a threaded tubular connection.
Figure 1: Torsional overload resulted in failure of a threaded tubular connection.

Figure 2: High cycle fatigue resulted in failure of an electric actuator worm.
Figure 2: High cycle fatigue resulted in failure of an electric actuator worm.