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Field Surveillance

It is often necessary for practical or logistical reasons to perform metallographic studies and microstructural analysis away from the laboratory. It is for this reason that the science of field surveillance metallography has developed significantly from its inception over 50 years ago.

With the increasing and more stringent requirements demanded by safety regulations, the need for field service metallography has grown. Metallographic and metallurgical inspections of large structures of all types, ranging from storage tanks to power plant vessels and piping, to rolling mill equipment and oil industry component manufacture, provide a broad spectrum for “on location” metallographic and metallurgical services.