Destructive testing

The most accurate way to determine the mechanical properties of materials.

We offer you our personnel with solid experience and skills, as well as our laboratory's calibrated material testing equipment.

 

Destructive testing (DT)

Metlab Oy provides testing services including:

  • Tensile tests at room temperature
  • Round and flat specimens according to EN-  and ASTM-standards
  • Tensile tests of full-size tubes
  • Tensile tests at elevated temperature
  • Round and flat specimens according to EN-  and ASTM-standards
  • Charpy-V and -U impact tests at room temperature and at lowered temperature
  • According to EN- and ASTM-standards
  • Flattening, ring-expanding and ring tensile tests of tubes
  • Tensile and loading tests of bolts, screws, nuts and other fastening products
  • Tensile and loading tests of rebars and full-size weld joints
  • Compressive tests
  • Testing also according to other standards if required

 

Tests can be performed from specimens machined by customer or we can use samples provided by customer to machine the specimens, see Test specimen preparation.

Destructive testing is required for EN 10204-3.2 -certificates and to majority of welding tests. Destructive testing is also performed as part of failure examinations and other applied research.