Traditionally, a top loading clothes washer has a steel top. This means that a person can safely put part of their weight on the washer top. Recently, some manufacturers have replaced the steel top with a piece of tempered glass (on the order of 1/8” thick) darkened on the bottom with a glass frit coating […]
Read Consulting Failure Analysis Blog
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Read Consulting LLC failure analysis laboratory was asked to determine why a 12 oz beer bottle “exploded” and injured a bar patron. Very little of the bottle was preserved. Fortunately a major portion of the bottle base was saved and it contained one half of the failure origin. In this case the glass failure analysis […]
In addition to doors and windows, tempered soda lime glass is being used for numerous applications that require heat resistance. For example, it is being used for oven door windows. Below is an example of a specific application for a heat resistant glass. A company manufacturing grow lamps had the lamps in a recessed reflective […]
Clad wood windows are attractive and supposedly practical. These windows are clad on the outside with either vinyl or metal. The window interior is bare wood. The idea is to have an attractive interior and a protected exterior that is pre-finished and needs little or no maintenance. Read Consulting examined metal clad wood windows that […]
Galvanizing is the process of coating steel with zinc (Zn). The zinc is anodic with respect to steel; therefore, it will sacrifice to the steel in a corrosive environment. This means that the zinc will preferentially corrode and protect the steel, but this process is sacrificial. This protection will only last as long as Zn […]