In-situ Metallography is used for microstructural analysis when examining large components that cannot be easily moved or destructive sample preparation is difficult or not permissible. In-situ Metallography allows for quick on-site evaluation of a component’s metallurgical and heat treatment condition and assist investigators when carrying out a remaining life assessment study or a failure analysis project.

In-situ Metallography is ideal for assessing the remaining life of power and petrochemical plants. I2C has qualified and experienced field services personnel that regularly conduct in-situ metallography on-site at major plants, refineries and process industries. This team from I2C determines in-service degradation of critical components of process plants operating under high temperature/ high pressure/ corrosive atmosphere. The technique enables real-time component condition monitoring and health assessments.