MECHANICAL TESTING

Mechanical tests are performed to determine the mechanical properties of engineering materials and hence their suitability for certain uses. Properties such as material strength, toughness, hardness and ductility, inter alia: can be evaluated through these tests. Mechanical testing can also be used as a means for comparison amongst materials of choice.

 

WHAT WE CAN DO

    • Tensile - at room temp up to 600 oC

test for material strength, also known as a tension test. The maximum amount of load a material can bare prior to failure can be determined through this test  (tested as per the latest relevant bs/astm specs).

 

    • Impact - above and at sub-zero

test for material toughness (i.e. the ability of a material to, upon impact plastically deform without fracturing/resistance to crack propagation)

 

    • Hardness - BrineLl, vicker’s 10 & 30 kgs, Rockwell (Non SANAS scope)

The ability of material to resist abrasion and/or plastic deformation by indentation

also equipped to carry out the following tests;

 

    • Bend – face & root, nick break, flattening test

This is a test for material ductility/material soundness

 

    • Welder  and procedure qualification  Tests