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Dec
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Humpty Dumpty – The Crane Toppled

posted on December 27, 2017 / IN Failure Analysis / 0 Comments

We came across numerous cases where mobile cranes were reported to have tipped over during the lifting of loads of steel bars, cement, bricks, tools and machinery. There are several factors which contributed to the toppling of a mobile crane during lifting operation.

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13
Dec
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Compressor Failed. WHY?

posted on December 13, 2017 / IN Failure Analysis / 0 Comments

A Second Stage Compressor (SSC) failed at an air collection company. Prior to the incident, a power failure occurred on the same day at 1700 hours which caused the Main Air Compressor (MAC), which houses the SSC, to trip.

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06
Dec
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Can steel rust?

posted on December 6, 2017 / IN Failure Analysis / 0 Comments

Despite being one of the most common and useful materials manufactured materials in the world, steel has always had one major flaw. It rusts.

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04
Oct
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Explosion of Gaseous Fire Suppression System

posted on October 4, 2017 / IN Failure Analysis / 0 Comments

An air handling unit (hereinafter referred to as AHU) room is normally equipped with a gaseous fire suppression system which utilised INERGEN, which is a mixture of nitrogen, argon and carbon dioxide gases, stored gas cylinders.

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27
Sep
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Why did the crane fail?

posted on September 27, 2017 / IN Failure Analysis / 0 Comments

The operator of a Tower Crane was using it to lift up an object from the floor ground to the operator’s cabin. He noticed that the boom had deformed at the first and second sections when he exited from the cabin to retrieve the object.

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09
Aug
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Lightning Investigation

posted on August 9, 2017 / IN Failure Analysis / Forensic Investigation / 0 Comments

A Reverse Angle Photo Finish Camera (RAPFC), located at the finishing post of a horse racing track, was reported to have failed. The incident was discovered by the operator when he noticed that the computer at the Stipes and Judge room failed to establish a connection to the RAPFC at the Finishing Post.

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