Laboratory & In-situ Based Testing

Using our extensive Spectroscopy equipment we are able to analyse specimens for their material and atomic compositions using FTIR (Fourier Transform Infra-Red), UV (Ultra Violet) or XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) spectroscopy techniques and methods. We are also able to test specimens from batches for contamination and defects.

Laboratory Testing

Including but not limited to:

  • Tension up to 250 kN
  • Compression up to 250kN
  • Shear up to 250 kN
  • Flexural, deflection and bending strength up to 250 kN
  • Withdrawal force resistance
  • Pull-through force resistance
  • Tensile yield strength
  • Modulus (Plastic, elastic and Young’s)
  • Bonding strength
  • Drilling speed and drilling time
  • Torque testing up to 23 Nm
  • Hardness (Rockwell, Vickers and Knoops scales)
  • Metallography (including grain size, coating thickness, depth of hardening, etc)
  • Chemical composition determination (XRF, FTIR and UV-Vis Spectrometry)
  • Dimensional measurement
  • Shadowgraphy
  • Failure Analysis
  • Microscopy (light, optical and Scanning Electron Microscopy)
  • Weld analysis
  • Coating thickness
  • Corrosion testing (Neutral Salt Spray and Cyclic Corrosion Testing), testing lengths of up to 2.1m
  • Usability testing
  • Chemical reagents, etc

 

In-situ Testing

Including but not limited to:

  • Compressive strength determination,
  • Pull out resistance of fixings/ anchors in concrete/steel
  • Material composition
  • Slump testing
  • Delamination and fitness testing of concrete
  • Visual inspections

These tests can be performed to a number of British (BS), European (EN), American (ASTM) or International (ISO) standards.