Decoding Failure Course
Learn how to examine and interpret fractured parts
Develop skills to diagnosis how parts failed by examining their fracture surfaces.
Learn by holding and examining over fifty broken parts from actual equipment failures.
Discover more from broken parts than ever before and apply this information towards root cause investigations.
Decoding Mechanical Failures
by S. Turcott
“Fractography is a subtle art that is not captured well in books” – Until now!
This course reviews and builds upon the material covered in the book Decoding Mechanical Failures by Shane Turcott.
Book coming Summer 2020
Understanding why something failed is critical to developing effective solutions. The greatest source of information is the broken part itself. This course teaches how to examine parts that had failed by fatigue, ductile and brittle fracture.
This course includes hands-on examination of fifty failed components to develop practical skills. Stereomicroscopes are provided to reveal the subtle details useful to learning and diagnosis. After reviewing how to diagnose the different mechanical fracture modes, a series of failed parts are used to challenge participants and further expand their understanding. Whether experienced or just beginning, this course will challenge participants and enhance their understanding of failure analysis.
Who Should Attend
Engineers, inspectors, metallurgists and reliability personnel.
“I’ve taken many industrial courses dealing with failure analysis, but none of them have ever come close to this one.”
— Mark Gharghoury, Material Specialist
“My favourite part of the day was actually looking at failures, looking at the signs to show what type of failure it was.”
— Cody Boutilier, Mechanical Engineer
Determining the precise cause of failure is critical.
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Tentative schedule for upcoming courses.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, course registration is not yet open.
Use the contact form to receive an email notice when registration is available.
November 26, 2020 – Hamilton (Toronto), Canada
January 28, 2021 – Houston, TX
March 1, 2021 – Banff, AB (IPEIA Conference)
May 5, 2021 – Hamilton (Toronto), Canada
June 7, 2021 – San Antonio, TX (API Summit)
September 9, 2021 – Detroit, MI
September 16, 2021 - Hamilton (Toronto), Canada
October 14, 2021 – New Orleans, LA