Forensics & Imaging Sciences
Materials / Chemical Failure Analysis
Materials are the building blocks of our modern world. Ranging from the steel used to build automobiles and other machines to the plastic used in pipes and ropes to the concrete used in our roads, homes, and offices.
As new materials and uses for them increase, so do the sources for them worldwide and the variance in standards for manufacture.
When a product fails and is implicated as the potential cause of an incident, particularly one involving extensive damage, injuries, or fatalities, understanding how and why they failed is of paramount importance. Whether complex industrial equipment or a common consumer product, our Materials Analysts are ready to provide timely, precise, and accurate answers.
Did the material fail because extraordinary forces were applied?
Was it improperly designed or made of the wrong materials?
Did contamination or corrosion cause the failure?
Was it manufactured and/or installed properly?
Did poor maintenance cause or contribute to the failure?
S-E-A's Materials Analysts focus on how and why materials, components, and systems fail and are ready to answer these questions and more.
They use numerous tools and techniques in their analysis of metallic and non-metallic materials, including optical and scanning electron microscopes, analytical equipment, custom materials and component testing, and computer modeling. S-E-A maintains a stringent "chain of custody" for evidence from receipt to possible litigation.
Learn more about our Metallurgical & Material Failure Analysis Lab Services.
S-E-A is a Forensic Engineering Firm with corporate headquarters based in Columbus, OH. S-E-A is a true multi-disciplined failure analysis company with fire investigators, civil engineers, electrical engineers, and mechanical engineers. Basically, if it fails or breaks we figure out how and why.
With 16 offices and locations and over 300 professionals, S-E-A is able to provide an immediate response to our clients' needs regardless of location. Contact S-E-A at 800-782-6851 or via the website under Contact Us or Submit an Assignment.