Knowledge of residual stress is critical. Regulators are now placing increasing demands on manufacturers and operators for higher levels of safety, whilst purchasers and end-users continually drive designers to seek reductions in capital and operating costs.
Therefore, a clear need exists for the design, manufacture and operation of component systems at peak efficiency (i.e. using minimum resources) with a guaranteed structural integrity.
In order to determine and hence guarantee the structural integrity of engineering components it is vital to have complete through-thickness knowledge of the residual stress levels to which the component is exposed; stresses are the main drivers in component structural failure.
Through residual stress measurements and analysis, VEQTER is helping many clients to understand and manage the performance of their components and structures.
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