New construction window scratching is a common problem. Common contributors are surface contaminates such as stucco, dirt (most dirt contains sand) and concrete. Window experts at Read Consulting often are asked to examine scratched windows and determine the cause of scratches. In a majority of cases, the scratches are caused by poor window cleaning practices. […]
Read Consulting Failure Analysis Laboratory examined a failed champagne bottle that had exploded in a user’s hand. The pressure in a champagne bottle is approximately 90 psi. The user’s hand was severely cut due to the release of pressure when the bottle failed. All cracking emanated from near the top of the bottle. In addition, […]
Read Consulting failure analysis experts were engaged to determine the source of damage to bottle finishes discovered on a bottling line. One of the damage types was side impact to the top of the bottle finish. It was determined that loading equipment with steel grips was impacting the bottle finish during loading the production line. […]
Read Consulting has extended experience in glass processing. This includes tool selection, tool setup and process monitoring. All aspects of grinding and polishing of glass have been studied. This includes the damage depth of various grinding and lapping processes.
Read Consulting was asked to determine the cause of cracking of glass swimming pool tiles. After construction and filling of a new pool, many glass tiles were cracked. For example, there were 1072 glass tiles on one wall were found to be cracked. Cause of Failure: The tiles cracks initiated on the scribed edges. The […]