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At R-Tech Materials, we have extensive experience of working in the petro-chemical sector. We are the primary metallurgical support partner for a number of UK refineries, and we are increasingly having involvement with refineries and petrochemical plants further afield. Whether its the provision of on-site replication services, analysis of failed components, or the conduct of major plant integrity studies, R-Tech Materials is ready to help.

Services for the petrochemical sector include:

  • Plant integrity assessment
  • Failure analysis
  • On site condition assessment
  • Expert witness
  • Research and Development

R-TECH Materials are able to supply a complete plant integrity services for petrochemical plant, including:

  • Design and materials evaluation
  • Fitness for service
  • Remaining life prediction
  • Life extension, performance optimisation
  • Safety, risk and reliability management
  • Failure analysis and problem solving

We have a particular expertise in refinery plant, where our plant integrity experts have an international reputation, and regularly publish and present at state-of-the-art conferences. They have also worked in a variety of chemical processing plants.


R-TECH Materials specialises in laboratory-based materials failure investigation, particularly in the petrochemical and process industries, where we conduct over a hundred failure analysis jobs each year. Our highly qualified and experienced team is skilled at interpreting the failure evidence at macro and micro level, and assimilating the data together into a coherent report maximising the interpretative data supplied to the client. We regularly get excellent feedback from our international client base. Laboratory-based investigations can be supported with on-site assessment where required, including in-situ metallography, chemical analysis and hardness testing.

We have a particular expertise in high temperature plant, where the use of austenitic stainless steels in petrochemical plant is common. We have conducted a number of research and development programmes on the thermal degradation of austenitics, and have developed a unique groundbreaking life assessment tool based on plant condition assessment, and our own in-house model, which is the result of several years of research.