TESTING AND EVALUATION SERVICESHURST METALLURGICAL performs metallurgical testing and evaluation to various ASTM, AMS, ASME, AWS, Military and other industry recognized standards. The following is a partial listing of the services provided by this laboratory:
Failure Investigation: Wreckage analysis, visual inspection, fractographic evaluation, fracture mode determination, examination of metallographic sections, tensile, impact, and hardness testing, data analysis and technical report preparation.
Metallographic Evaulation: Microstructural analysis of: carbon and alloy steels, cast irons, titanium alloys, copper alloys, nickel base alloys, stainless steels, aluminum alloys fabricated by welding, forging, casting or machining.
Testing/evaluation for: Microstructure of graphite in cast iron, grain size, discontinuities/defects, inclusion content/microcleanliness, coating thickness, case depth, decarburization/case-carburization, intergranular attack, microetch, and macroetch.
Inspection: Surface condition evaluation of materials affected by design, manufacturing, and/or service.
Weld Evaluation: Weld inspection, welding and brazing procedure qualification testing, tensile, bend, impact, and hardness testing.
Quality Control Testing Tensile/tension, compression, hardness (Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers, Knoop). Shear and Charpy V-notch impact testing.
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS/ALLOY IDENTIFICATION
OES analysis: of carbon and alloy steels, stainless steels, aluminum alloys, tool steel, copper and copper-nickel alloys, and nickel alloys.