Effective Repairs = Less Cracking
Less Cracking leads to the following benefits
- Reduced Maintenance Costs
- Less downtime
- Longer Structural Life
What are "effective Repairs"?
"Effective Repairs" basically means that the repairs are completed to the necessary quality level and that the fatigue life of the repair has been optimised. An effective repair may have a fatigue life that is 5x to 10x of typical repairs. Fundamentally, the key factors for improved fatigue life are to minimise residual stresses and remove stress concentrators. Effective repairs can have better fatigue life than the original weld. Even greater fatigue life improvements can be achieved if HFMI is used to treat the weld toes.