Element has been an active partner in testing and inspecting steel manufacture, production, and supply for over 100 years. We understand the unique challenges the industry faces in ensuring quality control and getting its products to market on time and supporting the development of competitive advantage for each of our customers.
Operating across Europe, North America, and Asia Element has one of the largest independent metallurgical testing service capabilities in the world. We have built our world class reputation based on a combination of technical excellence and most importantly, the integrity and quality of our results.
From 3.2 witnessed test schedule to a full suite of advanced Fracture Toughness tests, Drop Weight Tear (DWTT) and Dynamic Tear Testing, Element has the laboratories and experience to meet the demands of this exacting industry. Our Engaged Experts have extensive experience in testing the effects of hydrogen on steel and metals (e.g., corrosion, permeation). We support the steel industry to reduce CO2 emissions and with the transition from carbon-based energy sources to hydrogen.
Element's mechanical tests show whether a material or part is suitable for its intended mechanical applications.
Element's NDT services comply with a wide variety of industry standards, government contracts, military specifications and unique customer requirements.
Find out more about our metallurgical testing expertise and our comprehensive range services, from grain size analysis to fractography.
Find out how Element's corrosion testing programs can drastically reduce the risks associated with corrosion.
Find out more about our chemical analysis laboratories that offer a critical resource for both material and product manufacturers.
Find out how Element's global team of failure analysis experts learn from the past, to help prevent future failures in service.
Element has decades of experience in testing materials and components for their behavior in hydrogen-containing environments.
Fracture Toughness Testing
Element provides fracture toughness testing to determine material characteristics and longevity of metallic, nonmetallic, and advanced materials.