Failure analysis of printed circuit boards in the main telephone system of marine product factory

Masamitsu Watanabe, Masaaki Takaya, Morihiko Matsumoto, Jun'ichi Sakai

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    The failure of the main telephone system in a marine product factory due to copper sulfide (Cu2S) creep was analyzed by the measurement of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the atmosphere, elemental analysis with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and cross-sectional observation of vias in the printed circuit boards. Indoor H2S concentrations were higher than outdoor ones and these corresponded to the G2 and/or G3 levels defined in ISA S71.04-1985. The chemical composition of the copper sulfide creep indicates that it consisted of copper, oxygen, and sulfur. Cross-sectional observation and elemental mapping analysis showed that Cu2S creep initiated not at the edge of the organic coating (organic solder preservative, OSP) inside the vias but mainly at defects in the organic coating covering the copper.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEngineering Failure Analysis
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    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2015 Jul 27

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    Telephone systems
    Printed circuit boards
    Failure analysis
    Industrial plants
    Copper
    Organic coatings
    Creep
    Sulfides
    Hydrogen Sulfide
    Hydrogen sulfide
    Chemical analysis
    Sulfur
    Soldering alloys
    Oxygen
    Defects

    Keywords

    • Copper
    • Hydrogen sulfide
    • Printed circuit board
    • Sulfide creep
    • Via

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    • Materials Science(all)
    • Engineering(all)

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