Materials Technology

Materials Selection | Equipment Failure Analysis and Prevention

XPS Materials Technology plays a key role in plant reliability and asset management.


With offices in the nickel mining centre of Sudbury (Ontario) and Montreal (Quebec) Canada, we are available to provide quality technical expertise in the following areas:

  • Selection of Materials of Construction
  • Corrosion
  • Wear
  • Welding
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis

The business objective of the Materials Technology Group is to improve the reliability of critical equipment through appropriate implementation of well proven materials engineering practices at essential stages of design, procurement and operation.

We offer clients a wide range of services including:

  • Materials Testing for corrosion, Wear and Structural Applications
  • Materials Selection, including metals, ceramics, plastics, coatings & linings
  • Equipment Fabrication Specifications
  • Quality Assurance in Fabrication
  • Equipment Condition Monitoring
  • Sulphuric Acid Plant Inspection and Reliability
  • Root Cause Failure Investigations
  • Asset Integrity Management Engineering (AIM)  

We have extensive field experience in mining and process plant equipment, such as Mines, Concentrators, Smelters, Leaching Plants, Refineries, and Acid Plants.


Dan Falcioni
Materials Technology
Phone: +1 705 699 3400 ext. 3404
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Wilson Pascheto
Physical Asset Integrity Manager
+1 705 507 3263
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