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Materials Selection

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Whether constructing new plant or repairing existing plant it is of utmost importance to ensure that the components are manufactured from the correct material and the correct procedures are used to either construct or repair the components.

Exceed Consulting can provide qualified advice on the correct selection of materials for any size project. Unless the correct material selection is undertaken prior to manufacture or repair of components the results can sometimes be catastrophic, with assets and lives being placed at risk.

The selection of materials should not be performed by unqualified personnel selecting materials from suppliers catalogues.

Materials selection is a scientific process that must take into consideration all environmental effects. The advice can include selection of materials based on the following criteria:

  • Strength requirements
  • Resistance to corrosion
  • Resistance to erosion
  • Resistance to thermal environments
  • Heat treatment
  • Weldability
  • Selection of welding consumables

This service also includes verification of material supplied against the purchase specification. The identification of materials either through non-destructive techniques or laboratory based analysis is also a useful tool that can be provided.