Failure analysis

PoliLaPP, in collaboration with SAMM and LAC, performs diagnostic activities and laboratory tests aimed ad defining the causes of corrosion of components in exercise, through:

  • Failure analysis
  • Corrosion tests
  • Evaluation of working conditions

The diagnosis activity involves the following phases:

  • Collection of information regarding the history of the corroded element
  • Characterization of the corrosive attack: morphology, type, entity
  • Definition of the corrosion causes
  • Indication of repair and protection systems

Several analyses can be performed on the corroded component, including:

  • Chemical analyses (supported by the facilities of the LAC laboratories of Politecnico di Milano)
  • Optical and scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffractometry, laser profilometry, scanning probe microscopy, and glow discharge spectroscopy GD-OES (supported by the facilities of the SAMM laboratories of Politecnico di Milano)

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