Oil and Gas

Asset management is critical at all stages of oil and gas exploration, production and distribution. Having the right information quickly to make informed decisions can make all the difference in assuring or regaining reliability. Steel Image helps in preventing and resolving equipment failures by providing metallurgical services including in-field material evaluations and lab-based failure analysis.


Steel Image is uniquely equipped to support shutdown inspections, having the capability to provide preliminary results within 24 hours. In-situ metallography is used to evaluate boilers/reactors on-site to assess their metallurgical condition for continued, reliable use. Having the preliminary findings reported during the shutdown allows for additional inspection or repairs if needed while already off-line.


Failure analysis uses lab-based equipment to determine the details of equipment failure which may not be apparent by eye. These tools can identify the suffered damage mechanism(s), assess for material quality issues and reveal additional relevant factors which contributed to failure. This understanding can then be applied to develop smart, effective solutions to prevent future losses. Time can be critical. At such moments, preliminary results can be provided within 24 hours.


We also offer metallurgical consulting, oversee material testing and provide other laboratory analysis services to support resolving metallurgical issues. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.

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