Failure Analysis

Root Cause Failure Analysis Tells You What Went Wrong

failure analysisA failure analysis investigation performed at MRA Laboratories, Inc. helps explain the reason why your ceramic capacitor fails to perform as expected or deteriorates to a point where it is no longer safe to use. Our failure analysis engineers can help you to:

  • Perform a failure analysis of the failed capacitor
  • Understand the reason behind the capacitor failure
  • Provide insight into preventing a similar failure in the future
  • Support when an expert witness is needed

Failure Analysis Process

MRA failure analysis lab begins each investigation with a background review of the electronic device or part that failed. Whenever possible, customers provide us with all pertinent information. Based on the type of product and its history, MRA engineers will perform a root cause failure analysis using the necessary testing and inspections to identify the cause of the failure. The failure analysis may include any of the wide-range of electrical testing, microstructural evaluation, or chemical analysis performed at our “one-stop” laboratory. When the failure analysis is completed, customers receive a comprehensive Failure Analysis Report with all findings from the investigation. This Report may include recommended actions to be taken with similar parts or materials to prevent a reoccurrence in the future.