Sustainability achieved through durable design engineering.
Corrosion mitigation and durability design review consultancy services.
When designing structures or ordering plant and equipment, it is important to provide suppliers with corrosion management information.
This allows for the correct design of corrosion mitigation strategies to ensure the plant and equipment are fit for purpose for their intended life.
The ArchiTECHT division at TECHT works with its clients through a number of specialised services, as noted below.
The most competent designs from a durability and corrosion perspective are developed by incorporating, from the beginning, corrosion mitigation techniques and engineered materials to reduce long-term expenditure on corrosion protection.
Typically, the first step is to understand the environment from a corrosion and durability point of view. TECHT develops comprehensive corrosivity assessments based on information gathered onsite and from reputable sources to produce service life calculations to industry best practices & standards.
A durability plan breaks down the project into its various environments and assesses individual risk. Once this process is undertaken then construction detailing improvements are offered to mitigate deterioration mechanisms that lead to structural implications.
TECHT can offer all aspects of a durability plan from the original overview document through to construction documents, specifications, quality control verification, and the development maintenance manuals.
TECHT’s experience in performing inspections and failure analysis can be drawn on by our qualified engineers to ensure that design issues can be addressed at the FEED phase of the project, rather than at construction, or even production phase.
Our approach to durability planning encompasses the following key criteria:
An essential part of TECHT’s services is the availability of in-house and third-party testing facilities. This includes metallurgical, analytical and microbial testing. Corrosion coupon exposure is one way of testing a material to ensure it is fit for purpose, leading to correct material selection for the project.
TECHT’s knowledge and experience of what influences a material property, due to mechanical, chemical, or other process assists decision making. We aim to simplify the choices when considering cost, manufacture, the environment, and corrosion protection.
Correct product specification is crucial to ensure that the end user’s assets are going to be fit for purpose for the intended life. This process also alleviates site issues and problems associated with premature failures.
TECHT offers a full range of Quality Assurance and Quality Control Services. From the kick-off meeting to the final closeout report, TECHT ensures the specification is followed and can assist with any conflict resolution quickly and professionally, should it arise.
We provide our services to some of the worlds largest industries.
TECHT is undergoing ISO9001 accreditation and is proudly associated with the following industry bodies
“Structural integrity items encompass structural steel and concrete structures that are designed to last for the life of the operation. When the life of mine is extended, action needs to be taken. TECHT engineers assisted in setting up the Structural Integrity Reliability Program at our plant to ensure our structures are fit for purpose for the extended life.”
“TECHT engineers undertook a range of inspections that satisfy our statutory internal and external asset inspection requirements, to a high standard.”
“TECHT undertook a corrosivity assessment of our site and developed a corrosion mitigation plan strategy based on the findings. The report allowed us to downgrade material specifications with confidence, saving the project hundreds of thousands.”