Failure/Advanced Analysis

In many instances, improved structural or equipment performance is obtained by material enhancements. LPI, Inc.'s comprehensive engineering experience provides the basis for addressing today's most complex material problems. Such experience is vital in joining materials (welding, bolting) and the fabrication of connections---the area where most failures occur.

Accurate fracture and failure analysis also require extensive experience and technical capabilities. Understanding the mechanisms or root cause of a failure generally solves not only the short term operational problems but, if properly performed, can lead to structural or equipment performance improvements.

LPI, Inc. has carried our failure, root cause and risk analysis for numerous failure occurrences, involving:

  • Nuclear and fossil generation power plants
  • Commercial plants and industrial sites
  • Municipal bridges and tunnels
  • Industrial cranes, steam and gas turbines, and refinery equipment
  • Railroad engine wheel, carriages and tracks
  • Above and below grade pipelines and pressure vessels
  • Medical devices

For more information, please contact Scott Lieberman, Ph.D., P.E., CWI by email at or by phone at 212-689-5051.