TCR Advanced Engineering, under the NDT service, performs
In-Situ Metallographyto determine in-service degradation of critical components of process and plants operating under high temperature, high-pressure and corrosive atmospheres. This technique enables real-time component condition monitoring and health assessments. TCR’s Metallurgists have extensive experience in the interpretation of microstructures and have more than 15,000 replica microstructure interpretations logged and captured in its proprietary database. The databases contain exhaustive information from various plants, captured over the course of four decades of service. The database also includes rare collections of varying microstructure damage levels from various industries such as power, oil, and gas, petrochemical, fertilizers among others.
The In-Situ Metallography team at TCR is highly skilled in the art of replica preparation. TCR has custom-developed special purpose in-situ polishing devices that assist in metallographic polishing under difficult locations and allows the field services team to carry out high-quality replication even on warm components.
Microstructure Guidelines: View replica microstructures for various alloys and their degradation mechanisms