Bureau Veritas helps clients to acquire detailed knowledge of the materials used in their components, equipment or facilities, which ultimately ensures a better understanding of performance expectations throughout their life cycle.
In the industrial sector today, there is an ever-increasing demand for technical performance and reliability in critical plants and equipment. Materials optimisation is key for a manufactured product possessing enhanced properties tailored to meet the demands of an industrial application. In fact, monitoring is needed at all key steps of the life cycle: design, sourcing, completion and maintenance.
Bureau Veritas helps clients in the industrial sector acquire detailed knowledge of the alloys (ferrous & non-ferrous) used in their plant and equipment, so that they can better manage critical components throughout their life cycle. This can be achieved by:
- Material specifications
- Recommendations on design and materials selection
- Optimisation through alloy modification to enhance material properties (i.e. wear, corrosion, strength)
- Heat treatment and hardening
- Selective treatment (i.e. hardfacing)