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Brittle Fracture

Brittle fracture is one of the most catastrophic damage mechanisms that regularly occurs in industry. Whether it is because of a lack of consideration at design, lack of assessment of an upset or blowdown condition, or simply hydrotesting at too low a temperature, not considering Brittle Fracture is a good way to permanently destroy a piece of equipment.

With assessment techniques ranging from simple risk ranking exercises to complex fracture mechanics based FFS; IES are there to help you eliminate the risk of equipment Brittle Fracture.

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