Mechanical Testing

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Our mechanical testing services cover a wide range of requirements, such as for raw or parent materials, completed components, production samples and qualification test samples. All of our tests are carried out by an accredited laboratory.

A modern, fully equipped laboratory enables macroscopic and microscopic examinations. All equipment and machines are either annually calibrated by a UKAS-accredited calibration company or calibrated using in house methods. We perform an in house check daily to ensure continued rigorous compliance with quality standards. 

Our services include tensile and bend testing, hardness and impact testing, corrosion testing, fracture testing, positive material identification (PMI) and chemical analysis (not UKAS-accredited).

Failure investigations

Our failure investigations are tailored to meet your exact specifications. We test failed weldments, parent materials and components using a variety of methods to suit the sample being investigated. We mostly carry out macro and micro examinations on a cross section of the failed area using both high and low power microscopes to investigate causes such as lack of weld fusion. We also perform chemical analysis to determine if a parent material or weld metal complies with production or service requirements. 

We provide comprehensive laboratory reports, which cover all the elements you specify and include full details of test stages as well as photographic evidence.

Mechanical Tests

  • ASTM A262 Practice C corrosion tests* 
  • ASTM A262 Practice E corrosion tests* 
  • ASTM A370 Charpy V notch impact tests (-56°C to -196°C)* 
  • ASTM A370 Charpy V notch impact tests (+20°C to -55°C) 
  • ASTM E23 Charpy V notch impact tests (-56°C to -196°C)* 
  • ASTM E23 Charpy V notch impact tests (+20°C to -55°C) 
  • ASTM G48 corrosion tests
  • Bend testing (ASME and BS) 
  • Bend tests (face, root and side bends) 
  • Brinell hardness testing* 
  • BS Charpy V notch impact tests (-56°C to -196°C)* 
  • BS Charpy V notch impact tests (+20°C to -55°C) 
  • Chemical analysis* 
  • Elevated temperature tensile tests* 
  • Failure investigations*
  • Ferrite point counting
  • Fracture testing (fillet weld or butt weld fractures) 
  • HV10 Vickers hardness survey 
  • IZOD test* 
  • Macroscopic examinations (including photomacrographs) 
  • Micro hardness testing*
  • Microscopic examination for weld defects 
  • Microscopic examination (grain size and phases)* 
  • OES spark chemical analysis (Not UKAS Accredited)
  • Photography (Not UKAS Accredited)
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI) (Not UKAS Accredited)
  • Push/compression testing (Not UKAS Accredited)
  • Rockwell C hardness survey* 
  • Room temperature longitudinal tensile tests (0.2% proof stress, 0.5% yield strength, UTS, reduction of area and % elongation)* 
  • Room temperature longitudinal tensile tests (UTS, reduction of area and % elongation only) 
  • Room temperature transverse tensile tests (0.2% proof stress, 0.5% yield strength, UTS, reduction of area and % elongation)* 
  • Room temperature transverse tensile tests (UTS, reduction of area and % elongation only) 
  • Through thickness tensile test 
  • Vickers micro hardness testing (Not UKAS Accredited)
  • Weld decay bend testing* 

*Testing carried out by a UKAS accredited Third Party Test House

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