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.