Southdown Materials - Capacity Destructive Testing Services
Our destructive testing methods include the following:
- Tensile Testing up to 1000kn (100 tons). Uts, Yield, Proof Stress, Elongation, Reduction of Area.
- Bend testing
- Fracture testing
- Shear testing
- Proof load testing
- Compression testing
Vickers, Brinnel, Rockwell
Micro Hardness Testing
Charpy and Izod testing from ambient temperature to -196° C
ASTM and European Specifications 2mm V & 2 or 3mm U notch specimens.
Macro and micro structure examination, failure investigation, corrosion testing, coating weight measurements, ferrite counts, image analysis, case depth, depth of decarb, grain size etc.
Chemical Analysis Laboratory
Precise measurements of chemical composition in ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
Weld procedure and welder qualification to all major standards – advice and training by qualified welding engineers. Responsible weld co-ordinator
Full machine shop for the in house preparation of test pieces, CNC and conventional machines.
Furnace for test piece heat treatment.
Fork lift for off loading large samples 2 ton max.