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Pressure equipment failure

Area of expertise

Failure analysis and expert evaluation

Vérification équipements sous pression

Secure your pressure equipment


As a pressure equipment operator or user, you want to:

  • Have a full or punctual expertise for your equipment following a failure
  • improve safety, ensure maintenance or maintain its operational conditions
  • Evaluate its remaining life or extend its service life
  • Bring it back into technical or regulatory compliance
  • Diagnosis and recommendations of control means to implement on every type of equipment or materials (metal, polymers and composites, etc.)
  • On-site relevant non-destructive tests
  • Analysis and measurement of critical failures towards brittle fracture
  • Assessment of the measured defects' nocivity
  • Assessment of remaining life and recommendations

Cetim offers you:

  • A multidisciplinary approach: non-destructive testing (NDT), regulations, computation, metallurgy, assembly, welding, corrosion and anti-corrosion protection, tightness...
  • An official report from a neutral and recognized organization
  • Reactivity and mobility of our teams in France or abroad for your emergencies
  • A support via Cetim Academy® training courses which can be customised, and which benefit from Qualiopi® certification.

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Support to pressure equipment design

Benefit from expert advice!

Leak-tight design

Complete your design work with our sealing expertise

Support for selecting materials for pressure equipment

Use Cetim skills to take immediately the right decision

Failure analysis and expertise

More than just a simple diagnosis, a true driver of competitiveness!

Forensic and insurance expertise

Are you a court-appointed and/or insurance expert? Call on an independent partner to assist you in your investigations!

Fracture mechanics

Analyse, understand and anticipate the failure of a component or piece of mechanical equipment to be able to judge its integrity.

Failure or damage of mechanical components

Analyse and understand the failure of a component, transmission or a mechanical equipment

Wear & failure of polymer and composite parts

Understand and anticipate plastic, composite and elastomer material breaks

Profile and surface anaylsis following a failure

A metrology laboratory to control your faulty mechanical parts or devices

Failure of bolted, welded, riveted or adhesive bonded assemblies

Understand the origin of failure for robust assemblies

Faulty parts on production line

Defective parts on the production line

Vibratory failure analysis

Expert know-how in noise and vibrations

Expertise in tightness failures analysis

Our full range of expertise to help you quickly and accurately identify the causes of leaks

Failure of thermofluidic installations and equipment

All our expertise for reliable thermofluidic systems

Pressure equipment failure

Secure your pressure equipment

Failure, damage of metallic parts

Analyse and understand the failure of a part, product or metallic equipment

Expertise in corrosion and corrosion protection

Analyse and understand the corrosion of a part, product or metallic equipment

Wear, abrasion, friction of metallic parts

Understand and characterise wear and friction phenomena


Our references

Risk simulation: a profitable calculation

( Air Liquide )

Using ultrasound to check welding

( Cameron France)

Failure analysis

Mechanical breakdown, non-compliant product ? Our dedicated teams do failure analyses on a daily basis and give you assents and recommendations to help you understand the causes and origins of the problem.

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A technical question, call Cetim : +33 970 821 680