Materials & Product Testing

Customized destructive, electrochemical, chemical and physical characterizations of metals, polymers and ceramics.

  • COMPRESSION
  • FATIGUE AND CREEP
  • SHEAR (SINGLE AND DOUBLE)
  • HARDNESS; (e.g. ROCKWELL, VICKERS BRINELL, MICROHARDNESS)
  • CHARPY IMPACT
  • FRACTURE TOUGHNESS; (e.g. CTOD, KIC)
  • TENSILE TO 224 KIPS (1000kN)

Forensic Investigation & Failure Analysis

Expert problem solving and diagnosis including assistance with validity of designs, assessment of defects in materials and suitability of materials for specific applications.

  • GENERAL PRODUCT LIABILITY  
  • DOMESTIC OIL TANK FAILURES  
  • FIRE AND ARSON INVESTIGATIONS  
  • SHIP SAFETY  
  • INDUSTRIAL FAILURES  & RECONSTRUCTIONS  
  • METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TESTING  
  • INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY TESTING

Metallurgical Consulting

Materials verification, qualification and selection.

  • BANDING
  • CARBURIZATION/ DECARBURIZATION
  • CASE DEPTH
  • COATING/PLATING THICKNESS
  • DIFFUSION INTO CLADDING
  • EUTETIC MELTING
  • GRAPHITE IN CAST IRON
  • GRAIN FLOW
  • GRAIN SIZE
  • INCLUSIONS RATING
  • MICROHARDNESS
  • MICROSEGREGATION
  • MICROSTRUCTURE GENERAL
  • PHASE IDENTIFICATION
  • PHOTOMACROGRAPHY
  • PHOTOMICROGRAPHY
  • POROSITY
  • SEGREGATIONS
  • VOID/NODULE COUNT

Corrosion Investigation

Metals are assessed for susceptibility to pitting, crevice, general (uniform) and stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue.

Corrosion inhibitors are assessed for control of corrosion, stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue.

  • ATMOSPHERIC CORROSION
  • CYCLIC WITH WET/ DRY CYCLES
  • CREVICE CORROSION
  • ELECTROCHEMICAL
  • EXFOLIATION
  • CORROSION FATIGUE
  • GALVANIC
  • GENERAL CORROSION
  • HUMIDITY CABINET
  • HYDROGEN EMBRITTLEMENT
  • IMMERSION
  • INTERGRANULAR
  • PITTING
  • SALT SPRAY
  • STRESS CORROSION

Weld Qualification

Welder performance and weld procedure testing with rapid turnaround times.

  • TENSILE, BEND & CHARPY
  • BRAZING EVALUATION
  • CRACKS
  • CRATERS
  • DELTA FERRITE NUMBER
  • DEZINCIFICATION/DEALLOYING
  • EFFECTIVE THROAT
  • FUSION
  • HARDNESS PROFILE
  • INTERGRANULAR CORROSION
  • LEG LENGTH
  • OVERLAPPING
  • PENETRATION
  • POROSITY
  • REINFORCEMENT HEIGHTS
  • SCC
  • SLAG INCLUSIONS
  • TRANSGRANULAR CORROSION
  • UNDERCUTTING
  • WELD PROFILE
  • BENDING

Chemical Analysis

We offer several techniques for quantification of your chemical components .

These techniques can be applied to a wide variety of materials, including:

  • METALS
  • PLASTICS
  • POLYMERS
  • POWDERED METALS
  • ORES
  • FERROALLOYS
  • COMPOSITES
  • CERAMICS