Failure Analysis is another area of expertise ARTL provides its customers. From visual examination to in depth destructive metallurgical testing, ARTL has the experience and capabilities to provide superior quality metallurgical engineering. From failure analysis of turbine engine components to failed residential copper pipe, ARTL will provide the best service the industry has to offer. Our Joel 820 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) provides capabilities to examine fracture surfaces at high magnification to provide images which assist in failure mode determination. This equipment allows for the determination of defects attributed to manufacturing, environmental induced degradation and microstructure analysis. With the addition of the energy dispersive x-ray (EDX) spectroscopy, ARTL also provides semi-quantitative and qualitative analysis of fracture surface corrosion products, component coatings and debris analysis.