As part of the collection phase, background information and photographs must be documented at the site and at the testing facility. A Chain of Custody must also be established, documenting everything from removal to shipping, as well as a procedure for protecting the sample. The outcome of this phase will be a comprehensive set of data about the failed section’s history, background, and its operating environment.
The failure analysis experts at ADV Integrity will coordinate the data collection process and ensure compliance with PHMSA regulatory standards. Our provided Collection Guide will walk you through the proper collection, relocation, protection, and transportation procedures of the sample to ensure regulatory compliance.