Read Consulting a California failure analysis lab often performs plastic failure analysis. The failure analysis laboratory was asked to look a a broken 3″ diameter PVC pipe. In this case, the plastic plumbing broke due to bending overload. At the origin the failure started as overload the white portion at the origin (see the 10 […]
The PVC pipe expert at Read Consulting was asked to perform a failure analysis of a failed PVC “glue joint” elbow that had failed in service and that had caused a significant amount of water damage. The failed PVC pipe elbow was submitted for failure analysis. Upper left is the as received elbow with a […]
California failure analysis laboratory performed a failure analysis on a failed plastic chair. A 190 pound man sat in it and the right leg broke under him. This was a brittle plastic failure that went along a molding weld line. The fracture surface shows brittle failure in bending.