Product Liability, Design Defects and Manufacturing Defects are obvious arenas for an experienced manufacturing engineer or process engineer. He has the insight to best evaluate manufacturing defects in product liability cases. Naturally, he must first perform a complete root cause failure analysis to determine if there was product misuse, a manufacturing defect or a design […]
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Tempered glass is safety glass because it breaks into small cubes. The edges of these cubes are still sharp. They are not “rounded”. From a glass expert point of view, the safety aspect comes strictly from the small size, which is a function of the temper stress. If these pieces are interlocked, they can behave […]
Read Consulting glass failure experts filmed in real-time the failure of a 7′ x 1′ u-shaped piece of tempered glass. The objective was to demonstrate how rapidly the glass falls apart and to assess the danger to one standing underneath a failed piece of tempered glass. Tempered glass self destructs once its compressive layer has […]
Failure Expert Examines Plastic Pipe Failure A 90° CPVC Elbow connected to a hot water line failed after three years of service in a system operating at 130°F. The photograph at the right shows the failed elbow after it was removed. The crack is on the inside of the 90° angle. This photo […]
During a severe storm a three story house suffered severe water damage. This damage was not caused by flooding; it was caused by large amounts of water entering the top floor of the home as a result of openings to the outside. Read Consulting performed a failure analysis of the property and determine the root […]