METALLURGICAL TEST HOUSE & CONSULTANTS
TEi has a comprehensively equipped laboratory with a team of qualified, trained and experienced metallurgical and technical staff operating to the requirements of an internationally acknowledged quality standard ISO/IEC 17025.
We can assist you in key areas of your business including:
- Material Selection
- Component remnant life assessments
- Welder Performance and Weld Procedure Qualification
- Failure Investigations
- Quality / Process control investigations
- Product and Material conformance
- Material upgrades
- Third Party surveillance
- Litigation and Arbitration
- Annual Approval Testing Programs
- Product Durability
- Engineering, Inspection and Maintenance
- Cryogenic and Elevated temperature testing
- Positive Material Identification
Contact TEi Metallurgical Services today and allow us to demonstrate our rapid response and ability to solve your problems!
Images showing evaluation of fractures and microscopic features:
- TENSILE TEST:
Ambient and Elevated temperature tensile tests to European and American specification: Yield & Ultimate Strength, Elongation, Reduction of area & Proof testing utilising 500kN Servo-hydraulic MAYES machine linked to INSTRON controller.
- FRACTURE TESTS:
Dedicated European and American test machines for cryogenic, ambient and elevated temperature Charpy Impact tests and Universal Test Machines for evaluation of Toughness and fracture properties (ductile and brittle behaviour).
- COMPRESSION AND BEND TESTS:
Flexibility, Formality and Fracture properties.
- HARDNESS TEST:
a Rockwell, Vickers and rebound hardness test machines for evaluation of hardness properties.
CALIPERS, VERNIERS, MICROMETERS, STRAIGHT EDGES, PROTRACTORS, SHADOW-GRAPH: Creep strain measurements, defect sizing and product compliance.
Using OPTICAL MICROSCOPES, STEREOSCOPES: Micro and Macroscopic examination of materials up to x1000 magnification. Characterisation of service failure mechanisms. Degradation of microstructure from elevated temperature service and exposure to corrosive environments. Grain size and morphology, Phase balance, Cleanliness, Defect evaluation, Coating and Thermal treatment evaluation.
SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY
30 to x200,000 magnification. Evaluation of fracture and microscopic features.
ENERGY DISPERSION X-RAY ANALYSIS
Qualitative evaluation of coatings, corrosion products, deposits and micro-constituents.
MUFFLE FURNACES for heat treatment of test specimens and establishing simulated high temperature service effects on microstructure and physical properties. Optimisation of product heat treatment parameters and determination of hardenability.
RADIOGRAPHY, MPI, DPI, ULTRASONICS, TUBE INSPECTIONS: DINSEARCH, IRIS, EDDY CURRENT, BORESCOPE.
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: Rapid spectrographic analysis of low and high alloy steels using computer linked 24 channel diffraction grated spectrometer. Gas in metal analysis utilising Thermoconduction and Infra-red techniques.
Pitting and Intergranular Corrosion tests to measure the stability of materials and fitness for purpose.
Supplementary to the NDT techniques TEi Metallurgical Services specialises in:
- Alloy verification and Positive material identification
- Portable hardness testing using Equotip or Krautkramer MIC10 equipment
- In-situ metallographic examinations and replication of Microstructure (Thermal degradation and creep cavitation assessments)