Failure analysis, accident investiogation

By: Universal Technology Centre  08/06/2015
Keywords: Mechanical Engineering, Failure Analysis, Accident Investigation

Objectives • Determine root cause(s) of failures/accidents. • Find out mechanism(s) of failures and accidents. • Recommend solutions to prevent recurrence of failures and accidents. • Support litigation/court hearing on liabilities related to failures and accidents UTC team consists of experts with more than 30 years of relevant industrial and research experience. The key staff had successfully led and completed thousands of projects in forensic analysis, accident investigation, failure analysis, condition assessment and product development for aerospace, marine, petrochemical, electronic and microelectronic, construction, amusement, transportation industries and governmental agencies including Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Ministry of Transportation (MOT), Defense Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), Republic Singapore Air Force (RSAF), Navy, SMRT, RWS, SBS transit, Shell, ST Aerospace, Eagle Services Asia, SIA Engineering, HP, Dell, ST Marine and Sembawang Shipyard etc. Typical projects successfully completed: Failure analysis on damages of amusement rides (track, roller coaster vehicle) Forensic investigation on mass rapid transport system/ subway accident (trains, power supply, track) Investigation on accidents of cranes (wire rope, boom frame, brake system, topple) Failure analysis on aerospace engine damage (turbine blades, fan blades, vanes, etc.) Investigation on paint and coating failures Forensic investigation on automotive steering system failure Failure analysis on lift wire rope breakage/snapped Failure analysis on landing gear system failure Investigation on hovercraft accident (gearbox, propeller) Failure analysis on failures in gas and steam turbines Investigation on notebook computer burning Failure analysis on gearbox explosion Investigation on failures in jack-up rigs, extra-hydrogen release in huge battery of Submarine Investigation on failures of PCB, PCBA, LCD, passive components and IC Forensic investigation on heat exchanger burst Failure analysis on submarine power cable damage Investigation on transformer fire Failure analysis on engine components (piston, crankshaft, camshaft, bearings, connecting rod, bolts, engine block, etc.) Forensic investigation on explosion of power distribution system Failure analysis on large ship-lifting system cracking Failure analysis of pipeline and piping system according to FITNET FFS Investigation on failures in building and structures etc.

Keywords: Accident Investigation, Failure Analysis, Mechanical Engineering, structrual analysis

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UTC is a knowledge-based firm, founded by a team of Chartered Engineers/ PE with multi-disciplines. Expert areas include forensic investigation and failure analysis, structural analysis, building & industrial design, quality improvement, and continuing professional education. UTC is government approved for EPU/SER/34 (consult) and EPU/SER/35 (training) with single contract value up to S$1 M. UTC is PE Board approved course organizer.