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Residual stress measurement inside a welded pipe

The inner diameter of pipes is a critical location for design and performance assessment. Corrosion, fatigue, and stress corrosion cracking often attack the pipe inner diameter, which can lead to leakage and possible failure of the system. Tensile residual stresses in welded pipe joints can have a significant impact on structural integrity and performance because they accelerate crack initiation and growth. In engineering design, understanding the magnitude and distribution of residual stresses on the pipe inner diameter allows accurate structural assessment and planning for inspection. Measuring residual stress on the pipe inner diameter is challenging and provided a unique opportunity to express our commitment to innovation. Continue reading Residual stress measurement inside a welded pipe

Groundbreaking for new facility

Hill Engineering would like to announce the groundbreaking on our new facility. This marks an important milestone in a year-long process to evolve and grow our infrastructure. Our new facility will provide us with additional space, which will allow us to be more responsive to new opportunities in residual stress measurement and fatigue engineering. Furthermore, the facility has been carefully designed to provide an optimal environment for advancement of our precision testing laboratory. We are looking forward to the Grand Opening in early June, 2016.

Construction will be performed by DesCor Builders a licensed general contractor based in Northern California. Our construction superintendent, Al Candela is pictured below. We know that you and your team will do a great job!

Presentation of new corporate brand

Hill Engineering is in the final stages of a major corporate branding update that includes values, logo, and website. Our new corporate identity is the product of a year-long effort of self-reflection and customer feedback to better understand what makes Hill Engineering unique and where we are headed in the future. Our new tagline: “Predict. Test. Perform” exemplifies our comprehensive engineering approach that is multi-disciplined and strives to make connections between analytical models and experimental testing. Our new corporate logo is inspired by many of our core values including: innovation, precision, collaboration, and objectivity.

Hill Engineering is a global leader in predicting and measuring the behavior of materials. We are a trusted partner and advisor to engineering leaders in government and private industry, delivering cogent advice and data-driven solutions across design, manufacturing and operations.