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Destructive testing

Services

  • Materials testing for the regulated (e.g. pressure equipment) and unregulated fields
  • Specimen manufacture and testing in two to four working days
  • Pick-up service for specimens
  • Heat treatment in a laboratory furnace
  • Cooperation with acceptance companies
  • Damage investigation
  • Advice about testing technology and materials engineering
  • Manufacture of special-purpose testing jigs

Tensile tests

2 Universal testing machines with 50 kN and 400 k

  • Base material samples, reinforced steel samples
  • Z quality determination
  • Welding seams: cross and lenghtwise samples
  • Overlap joints and double T-joints
  • Tearing test
  • component tests
  • Adhesion tests according to DIN EN 582
  • Shear strenght testing according to DIN EN 15340 and DIN 27201-10

Hardness test

Stationary hardness test according to Brinell, Vickers and Rockwell

Mobile hardness testing:

  • UCI procedure
  • Leeb procedure
  • Base material samples

Bending tests

  • Welding joits: cross bending tests, side beding tests, lengthwise bending tests

Weld bead bending tests/fracture tests

  • Weld bead bending tests of plates, profile and round steels
  • fracture test of butt welds / cross welds / fillet welds

Notch impact tests

  • Pendulum impact tester 450J
  • Base material samples
  • Welding bonds

Special tests

  • Dynamic fatigue testing
  • Ring flattening test and ring tensile testing
  • Rourghness measurements (on thermal sprayed surfaces)

Procedure/work and welder qualification tests

  • Procedure qualification tests according to DIN EN ISO 15614, AD 2000 HP2/1 and DIN EN 1090
  • Welder qualification tests according to DIN EN ISO 9606
  • Operator qualification tests according to DIN EN 1418 and DIN EN ISO 14732
  • Testing and qualification of cutting processes according to DIN EN 1090‑2/‑3
  • Suitability test on reinforcing steel according to DIN EN ISO 17660

 

Hardness tests

Stationary hardness test according to Brinell, Vickers and Rockwell

Mobile hardness testing:

  • UCI procedure from 5 mm plate thickness on
  • TIV procedure on all materials from 100 HV on and all plate thicknesses

 

Bending tests

  • Base material samples
  • Welding joits: cross bending tests, side beding tests, lengthwise bending tests

 

Weld bead bending tests/fracture tests

  • Weld bead bending tests of plates, profile and round steels
  • fracture test of butt welds / cross welds / fillet welds

Notch impact tests

  • Pendulum machine: 25, 50 and 450J
  • Base material samples
  • Welding bonds
  • Miniature samples (DVM, KLST according to DIN 50115)
  • Artifical ageing of sample material


Special tests


  • fracture mechanics tests: C(T) and SE(B) samples
  • Dynamic fatigue testing
  • Ring flattening test and ring tensile testing


Procedure/work and welder qualification tests


  • Procedure qualification tests according to DIN EN ISO 15614, AD 2000 HP2/1 and DIN EN 1090
  • Welder qualification tests according to DIN EN ISO 9606
  • Operator qualification tests according to DIN EN 1418 and DIN EN ISO 14732
  • Testing and qualification of cutting processes according to DIN EN 1090‑2/‑3
  • Suitability test on reinforcing steel according to DIN EN ISO 17660