The Italian Institute of Welding Group Laboratory can boast decades of experience in the design of testing methods for the characterisation and the verification of the base materials and the welded joints behavior, aimed at the study of the phenomena and fracture modes and damage (Failure Analysis) of components in service.
The experience gained in the field of metallography and corrosion, together with the expertise in structural and process Engineering allow us to carry out the analysis of damage mechanism and to approach complex metallurgic problems.
The effective added value of our testing services is due to the test results interpretation. The experience gained by the IIS Group in more than sisty years supporting Fabricators and final users, including Engineering activities, Diagnostics and Technical Assistance, has made available to our Group a wide expertise related to the original properties of the selected materials, of the fabrication processes, of the typical damage mechanisms of structures and components. By means of this expertise we are able to define significant correlations among the test results, the original properties of materials and components, the phenomena and the service conditions able to lead to the modifications and the damage ... to offer our Client the best possible advice.
The acknowledgements we consistently receive by our Clients lead us to perform about 150 Failure analysis studies every year.