Component Failure Analysis And Materials Laboratory Testing

With partner with ESI Inc., ENSCO provides rail component failure analysis and laboratory testing. The ESI staff is a leader in railway industry component failure analysis, serving prominent railways including Union Pacific Railroad and CSX.

Component Failure Lab Testing at a Glance


  • Large lab space, material handling and sample preparation capabilities to handle large components such as wheelsets and bogies Hydraulic presses for tensile and compression testing
  • Metallurgy evaluation equipment
  • Visual and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)


Component performance deficiency identification

  • Railway component failure analysis
  • Tie (Sleeper) laboratory testing
  • Industry standard component evaluation
  • Chemical composition testing