Mechanical testing

TENSILE/COMPRESSION

  • Compression/tensile tests at room temperature (up to 1200kN)
  • Tensile tests at high temperatures and stress-rupture tests (up to 1100°C and 250kN)
  • Tensile tests at low temperatures (up to -196°C and 250kN)
  • Bend tests and fracture tests (Nick-Break) on welded joints

IMPACT TESTS

Charpy pendulums (ASTM and ISO) for:

  • Impact tests at room temperature (up to 450J)
  • Impact tests at low temperatures (up to 450 J at temperatures up to -80°C and at -196°C)

Drop weight testing Machines for:

  • Drop Weight Test (up to 4000J at temperatures up to -80°C and at -196°C)
  • Drop Weight Tear Test (up to 2500J at temperature up to -80°C and at -196°C)

HARDNESS

  • Vickers hardness tests
  • Brinell hardness tests
  • Rockwell hardness tests
  • Vickers micro-hardness tests

CREEP

  • Creep rupture tests (up to 1100°C and 30kN)
  • Stress rupture tests (up to 1100°C and 30kN)

FATIGUE

  • Axial fatigue tests (30-300Hz up tp 250kN)
  • Bending fatigue tests (30-300Hz up to 250kN)

FRACTURE MECHANICS

Fracture toughness tests (up to -196°C)

  • KIC
  • CTOD
  • JIC
  • Determination of R-Curve