California Glass Failure Expert performs a Root Cause Glass Failure Analysis on an “exploding” beer bottle.
A failure analysis was performed on a toilet tank that had caused water damage to a residence. This failure initiated at a hold down bolt hole. This tank was 14 years old. Originally it was proposed that thus porcelain failure was the result of a manufacturing defect. The root cause failure analysis shows that the […]
A California coating expert was confronted with a municipal water tank with a rubbery epoxy coating. The complaint was that the epoxy paint was not properly mixed, and it had not cured properly. During the coating failure analysis, the study showed that the epoxy paint was aliphatic amine cured. In addition, the tank was painted […]
Failure analysis expert witness performed a failure analysis on a broken grinding wheel. This is part of a product liability case where it was claimed that the wheel broke apart during normal use and injured the user. Examination of the wheel showed that the wheel had been broken by someone clamping it and breaking off […]
Glass failure analysis expert performed a root cause failure analysis on a bottle failure. The cap on this bottle had not been removed. The failure analysis revealed a manufacturing defect on the bottle interior. On the upper left photo is a 30X photomicrograph of a portion of the origin on the fracture surface. The arrows […]