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Reliability: Combine metallurgical, structural and physics know-how

We recently received an update on the capabilities of a modern professional entity that combines metallurgical, structural and practical applied physics know-how in a US Gulf Coast location

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

We recently received an update on the capabilities of a modern professional entity that combines metallurgical, structural and practical applied physics know-how in a US Gulf Coast location (see www.knighthawk.com). Combining these areas of expertise is taking on increasing importance to the petrochemical and oil refining industries. In years past, it was customary for these industries to send failed parts to stand-alone laboratories. These laboratories then subjected the components to one or more types of metallurgical analyses. Their findings were typically reported in a language understood only by other trained metallurgists. If the client was fortunate, the report would attribute the f

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