Peak Analytical, Inc.

failure analysis, investigative engineering, and a range of problem solving services

Peak Analytical Inc


Peak Analytical, Inc. has the capability to perform various forms of analysis. Our services focus on the entire spectrum of the product life cycle, encompassing the preliminary design, through development, to long-term maintenance.

In responding to your reliability needs, we provide qualitative and quantitative analysis of solids, liquids, gases. We employ various innovative techniques such as: Visual Inspection, Optical Microscopy (OM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Long pathlength gas FTIR on-site or in-house, Gas Chromatography, Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and X-ray fluorescence, among others.

Our capabilities include:

Materials Characterization

We perform chemical and metallurgical analyses for numerous types of components, materials, and structures. We support your product development efforts, resolve production problems, as well as conceptualize recovery processes to prevent failure. We can further provide our expertise when help is needed in selecting the appropriate material for a product line.

Failure Analysis

When products or materials become partially or entirely deficient, we have the capability to answer the questions “how” and “why”. Basically, we analyze the nuances of every component deficiency and provide recommendations for corrective action. Our goal in evaluating any deficiencies within a product/process line is to identify the factors which influenced the deterioration, and ultimately, to prevent any such failures in the future.

Surface Analysis

We solve problems involving process development and investigative engineering for thin film and bulk materials, including semiconductors, ceramics, composites, glasses, and polymers.

Non-Destructive Evaluation and Test (NDE/NDT)

We have the ability to evaluate any product deficiencies without disrupting or disturbing the sample. Through visual inspection using innovative lighting and polarization techniques as well as ultrasonic and radiographic technology, we provide the most advanced methodologies for your company. We are highly skilled in NDE/NDT solutions, focusing on a unique NDE/NDT approach according to your unique requirements. Our proactive measures allow us to evaluate appropriate information and select an approach that’s best for your products.

Process Improvement

We draw from our extensive knowledge base efficient and effective consulting on specific process improvements for your reliability requirements. We assist you in integrating the right materials, the appropriate design, and the most efficient processes to achieve your product goals. In today’s volatile and competitive market, we can give you access to accurate information which will result in optimum process enhancements.

Design Consultations

We supplement your developers’ knowledge of the proper functions of your products by providing information on how and why a product can fail. Please contact us for more details.

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