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Slip Resistance Assessment

On Monday 12th December, 2016, The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) launched its newest service, Slip Resistance Assessment, to a full house at the Centre for…

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Corrosion: A Dangerous Phenomenon

Many times we have heard phrases like “nothing can be done against corrosion”, or “just give it a touch up”. While it is true that corrosion is a natural phenomenon and happens naturally, we don’t have to live with it, and much less ignore it by small touch-up painting to mitigate the signs of rust.…

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CARIRI’s Centre for Enterprise Development (CED): A Central Node in the Innovation Ecosystem

Established in 1970 with technical and financial assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI), which is a State-owned entity, has developed a reputation in the region as a multifaceted Institution providing services in the areas of Laboratory and Field Testing, Consulting,…

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Failure Analysis: An Investigative Process

Failure Analysis is the process of using analytical laboratory techniques, expert scientific interpretations, and failure mode analysis to identify the root cause of a failure in a part, assembly, material, or system.  A failure could arise not only as a broken component, but also includes rejected parts from a manufacturing line, lack of performance of an…

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