In­ter­na­tional recog­ni­tion for Kiwi

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One of New Zealand’s lead­ing tri­bol­ogy and con­di­tion­ing mon­i­tor­ing ex­perts has taken his place on the world stage by con­tribut­ing to a new in­ter­na­tional in­dus­trial hand­book.

Auck­land-based, Wil­liam Liu, em­ployed by global in­spec­tion and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion com­pany, SGS, was in­vited to solo-au­thor a chap­ter of the re­cently-re­leased, Hand­book of Ma­te­ri­als Fail­ure Anal­y­sis: With Case Stud­ies from the Chem­i­cals, Con­crete and Power In­dus­tries. The new hand­book pro­vides an in-depth ex­am­i­na­tion of ma­te­ri­als fail­ure in spe­cific sit­u­a­tions and is rel­e­vant to the engi­neer­ing and en­ergy in­dus­tries.

Liu is the hand­book’s only New Zealand con­trib­u­tor, and only solo-au­thor, fea­tur­ing along­side lead­ing pro­fes­sors from around the world. His chap­ter is ti­tled: Chap­ter 13 – A con­cise fil­ter­gram wear par­ti­cle at­las and some case stud­ies; and con­tains 140 par­ti­cle pho­tos and six in­dus­try case stud­ies. It com­pares the ad­van­tages and dis­ad­van­tages among fer­ro­graph, fil­ter­gram, and com­puter im­age anal­y­sis tech­niques; presents the typ­i­cal wear par­ti­cles on fil­ter­gram in­clud­ing bab­bitt al­loy wear par­ti­cles, and demon­strates the skill of re­veal­ing both sides of the mag­netic wear par­ti­cles.

Liu works full-time as a Met­al­lurgy and Tri­bol­ogy Spe­cial­ist for SGS. His rou­tine work cov­ers both oil anal­y­sis and fail­ure and de­fect anal­y­sis. In the last three years, he has had seven solo-au­thored ar­ti­cles pub­lished in the renowned in­ter­na­tional aca­demic jour­nal, Engi­neer­ing Fail­ure Anal­y­sis. Un­like the pub­lished find­ings of other re­search teams, Liu’s ar­ti­cles present his sci­en­tific dis­cov­er­ies and engi­neer­ing con­tri­bu­tions from his rou­tine work.

Liu says he is hon­oured to have been ap­proached to con­trib­ute to the hand­book. “It’s a real priv­i­lege to be asked to write for such a pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional hand­book, and an hon­our to have my work in the field of tri­bol­ogy and con­di­tion mon­i­tor­ing recog­nised in­ter­na­tion­ally. I hope that my re­search and in­sights prove valu­able to New Zealand in­dus­try.” Liu’s chap­ter can be or­dered on­line via: www.sci­encedi­­ti­cle/ pii/B9780081001165000132

The com­plete Hand­book of Ma­te­ri­als Fail­ure Anal­y­sis: With Case Stud­ies from the Chem­i­cals, Con­crete and Power In­dus­tries’ can be or­dered on­line.

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