Metallurgical Analysis Services

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Metallurgical Analysis

Metallurgical Analysis

High quality targeted field replication is the essential first step in the process of Metallurgical Condition Assessment, enabling our Metallurgical Engineers to examine a component’s microstructure, to identify unexpected material conditions and the early stages of failure mechanisms.

A simple but targeted replication test can provide important defect assessment (cause/growth), replica analysis can provide valuable information to our Engineering team, allied with our experience and plant knowledge, from which further NDT techniques can be implemented, providing valuable data to our client engineers responsible for plant management.

Hardness Test

Hardness Testing is a commonly applied mechanical test. Hardness is a characteristic of a material and not a fundamental property, it is generally defined as a measure of a materials resistance to deformation and provides information with regard to its strength, flexibility and durability.

Principally the importance of hardness testing has to do with the relationship between hardness and other properties of a material.

As a field application hardness testing can provide leading information with regard to parent material, welding consumables and the effectiveness of applied heat treatment process(s).

Material Analysis

Positive Material Identification (PMI) is the analysis of a metallic alloy to establish composition by reading the quantities by percentage of its constituent elements, and are typically used to analyse both parent and weld materials.

Integrity NDT provide both PMI optical emission spectrometry (OES) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) application services.