Metallurgical Replication

Sometimes it is impractical to remove a large sample for analysis. Replication is a procedure performed in the field by trained technicians utilizing portable polishing equipment for the preparation of metallographic samples.

Utilizing these metallurgical microstructure replicas, The DNFM team is able to provide defect assessment or remnant life data. Analysis of micrographs assist in establishing the cause or extent of any damage as well as ageing mechanisms that provide plant engineers vital data for repairs or replacement planning.