- Material hardness measurements are useful when selecting material, integrity for in-service, and verification after post-weld heat treatment. Typical measurement scales include Brinell, Rockwell, Knoop, and Vickers.
- Bend testing is used to verify soundness and ductility of a weld metal for welding procedure and welder qualification processes. Our bending process can either be performed in the shop or in the field.
- Tensile testing consists of pulling a tensile specimen via mechanical means to measure a material’s response to stress as a verification for procedure qualification and welder qualification.
- Charpy Impact testing is used to measure “notch toughness.” The test is performed using a pendulum of a certain mass and length.
- Etching a metallic material involves using an acid solution on the surface of a metal to verify weld quality.
- A nick break test is used to evaluate samples of a weld. The test can be performed via hydraulic/mechanical means or manually. The area is observed for porosity, slag, lack of fusion, and lack of penetration.
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