Monday, November 24, 2008

Metallographic Analysis Of Crane Wire

A customer in India recently asked TCR Engineering Services to investigate the cause of damage of a crane’s runner wire rope. The client of TCr collected a piece of the wire as a sample which clearly indicated the frayed condition of this Runner Wire. The client asked TCR if they would consider the worn-out condition of this wire rope due to excessive working with lack of adequate maintenance as appropriately required or a design/equipment failure.

As part of this investigative project, the engineering consulting team and expert metallurgists from TCR in India carried out a complete metallographic examination of the wire sample. TCR undertook tests such as Breaking load of sample wire, Dimensional verification of wire, Chemical composition and Micro examination in longitudinal and transverse directions. TCR also undertook the complete failure analysis study for the client.

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