ARL is experienced in failure assessment techniques, investigations, analysis, reconstruction, prevention, risk assessments, and consequences. Based on the visual examinations and the background information, ARL experienced staff can outline a plan of action, which is the series of steps that will be needed to successfully complete the case. There are several resources that an investigator can draw on to determine the cause of failure, which can classify into one of the following categories:
- Macroscopic examination
- Non-destructive testing (NDT)
- Chemical analysis
- Metallographic examination
- Mechanical Testing
Once all the data is gathered, ARL will draft a conclusion based on the evidence present and provide their recommendations.