Failure of components, systems, and structures can lead to high costs loss of production, and in some cases, even death. For clients potentially exposed to substantial risks, it is of paramount importance to ensure that threats to structural integrity are understood and appropriately managed.
Creep is the time-dependent deformation of a material under load operating continuously at elevated temperature and can occur in both plastics and metals. Whether it’s for civil nuclear, power generation, defence, oil or gas, over time creep can take effect leading to damage or even rupture. If left unchecked, this can lead to expensive, unexpected remedial work, unplanned outages, and in extreme cases injury of people. With over 250 man years’ experience in the civil nuclear industry with creep and its related processes, our specialist team is able to analyse and predict the effects of creep so that rupture does not occur.