Steve Reilly is an experienced engineer with expertise in failure analysis, nonmetallic testing and metallurgical field services.


Steve’s broad range of first-hand experience, as well as his strong team leadership of fellow engineers allows him to apply an engineering approach to solving a client’s problem. 

Industry Experience

Steve’s work in foundry’s refined his metallurgical skills while earning him valuable insight into manufacturing operations.   

Since transitioning into commercial metallurgical services, he has conducted Failure Analyses on pipelines, down-hole tubular components, bearings, and several oilfield production equipment.  

Additional projects have provided extensive experience in evaluating railroad rail, and rolling stock wheels, frequently associated with derailments.  Turbine blade overtemperature assessments, medical device/surgical tools, medical implants, and heat exchanger tubes & fittings, are few of the numerous components Steve has evaluated. 

Project Experience 

Steve’s projects have included:

  • Conducting and coordinating on-site Failure Analyses and metallurgical assessment projects at refineries and chemical plants, as well as a corrosion testing project for a major Nuclear facility supplier. 
  • Managed the engineering design, construction, installation and follow-up testing of several on-site medical device test stands
  • Provided depositions and court testimony on various projects 
  • Coordinating and subsequent managing after merging the operation of two metallurgical testing facilities into a single 40+ staffed facility.
  • Fastener Failure Analysis: Efficiency Gains in the Failure Analysis Ordering Process, October 2013
  • Fastener Failure Analysis: Gas Distribution Company Bolt Failure, December 2013
  • Fastener Failure Analysis: Oil Field Fastener Failure, February 2014
  • Fastener Failure Analysis: Two Interacting Failure Mechanisms, April 2014
  • Fastener Failure Analysis: Turbine Engine Score-Plate Bolt Fracture, June 2014
  • Materials Science & Technology (MS&T)
  • The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical, Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (PittCon)
  • Microscopy & Microanalysis (M&M)

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