In-situ Metallography

In Situ Metallography
Performed as an NDT service,

 In-situ Metallography 

from TCR determines in-service degradation of critical components of process plants operating under high temperature, high-pressure or corrosive atmosphere. TCR's Metallurgists have vast experience in the interpretation of microstructures. More than 10,000 replica microstructure interpretations have been carried out and captured in our database. The databank so generated contains extensive information on the microstructures of parts & components from various plants that have been captured over the course of several years of services rendered by TCR. The database also includes rare collection of records of various microstructural damage for industries such as power, oil and gas, refinery, petrochemical, fertilizers, and other process industries. The In-situ Metallography team is highly skilled in the art of replica preparation. TCR has custom-developed special purpose on-site / field surface preparation & polishing devices & techniques which assist to enable metallographic polishing in difficult locations and allow the field technicians' team to carry out high quality replication even on warm components.
The  
 

In-situ metallography

is performed for following areas :
  • To find out in-service degradation of critical components of the process plants operating under high temperature /high pressure/ corrosive atmosphere.
  • Damage assessment of fire affected equipment of the plants.
  • Microstructural survey for critical components viz., Boilers, Pipelines, Reactors and Vessels for condition monitoring / health assessment.
  • To develop a data bank of critical components for equipment of process plant by periodical monitoring for preventive maintenance and planning for inventory control.
  • To provide suggestions on the welding of components of process plants.
  • To check the quality of the microstructure of components for intended service before put in to use.