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At an energy company, the leading blades in the gas turbines are constantly breaking. Very annoying as everything comes to a stand-still and losses are piling up. Inspecting 100 percent of the parts using X-ray fails to solve the problem. Damages amount to almost €60 million.

S.QE discovers that critical material defects arise while the blades are being cast. At one specific point, the process is not perfectly heat-insulated, destroying the structure of the component in 100 percent of the cases. Additional insulation solves the problem and saves the company €15 million.