Rotech Undertakes Failure Analysis on Fractured Chain Anchor
Rotech received a fractured chain anchor which had failed in service from a large manufacturer of transport solutions for logistics and warehouses.
Upon preliminary visual examination the chain anchor appeared to have fractured into two parts, with the fracture being at the end of the threaded section.
Both fracture faces appeared to be dark in appearance. The thread was tarnished for approximately two-thirds of its length and appeared to have material deformation at the fracture face.
The non-threaded part of the component exhibited linear surface damage.