Polymeric Material Failure Consultants Ltd joins BFPA as Consultant Member

23 Sep 2020

We are pleased to announce that Polymeric Material Failure Consultants Limited has become a new BFPA consultant member.

Polymeric Material Failure Consultants Limited provides a non-metallic material and component failure analysis service. The company was established in May 2019 by Philip Clarke following a 37-year career in material and component testing that took him to a role as primary UK contact for non-metallic failure analysis with his previous employer www.linkedin.com/in/philipclarkefailureanalysis

Philip’s experience is mainly in the Oil & Gas sector where loss of fluid containment resulting from the functional failure of polymeric and elastomeric soft goods present operational, health and safety and environmental hazards.

Examples of surface and subsea hardware types studied include;

Pumps (PCP, metering, ESP, diaphragm, reciprocating)
Valves and actuators (solenoid, butterfly, BV, PRV, PCV, pilot, gate, check)
Hoses (umbilical’s, choke/kill, control lines, bulk transfer, chemical injection, blasting)
Heat exchangers
Blow out preventers
Platform tensioners
Pipe handlers
Wireline tools
Accumulators and pulsation dampeners
Bend stiffeners
Liner/casing hangers
Riser boost lines
Bursting discs
Bridle webbing
UPS batteries

Expertise used in the safety critical Oil & Gas sector has also been applied in the marine, utilities, pharmaceutical and other fluid handling sectors.

Ten years in a Quality Management role has equipped Philip to build the PMFC Quality Management System (aligned with and working towards ISO9001:2015). PMFC uses a rigorous documented approach that combines knowledge of material science, engineering hardware and seal function to provide a robust evidence-based understanding of material & component failure.

While working closely with clients to identify causes of failure, PMFC strives to be responsive, reliable, confidential, communicative and honest.

E: philip.clarke@pmfconsultants.com

M: 07851 086922

T: 01992 509470