Material testing

Applus+ RTD delivers a wide range of material testing services in laboratories and in the field in order to support industrial operations.

Structures, assets and equipment will only operate as designed if materials have the correct composition and properties for sustained use. Measurements need to be taken in order to ensure that the required quality has been achieved in the materials used in manufacturing and construction, including those used for joins and attachments.

Material and metallurgical tests are an important part of failure investigations and require the highest level of analysis. 

Our solution
Applus RTD offers a wide range of material tests and failure investigations, including welding engineering and metallurgical assessments.

Material testing services include:

  • Hardness testing
  • Metallography
  • Replica testing
  • Elasticity Measurements
  • Roughness Measurements
  • Purity Measurements

Failure Investigation services include:

  • Fractography
  • Material characterization
  • Deposit and material chemistry
  • Microbiological related activity
  • Fatigue crack propagation
  • Weld evaluation

Fracture mechanics investigation services include:

  • Charpy impact testing
  • Tensile testing
  • CTOD testing
  • SENT testing

Information gained through materials testing is essential for determining the fitness for purpose of installations, structures, assets and equipment, or for determining why failures have occurred within these items. Materials testing will give you the confidence to begin or continue production operations.

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