Element’s on-site metallographic testing and analysis services help optimize material selection process, monitor real-time component condition and detect potential or existing damage in an early stage, to avoid costly failures and extend the lifetime of your equipment. 

On-site metallography or metallographic replication is a non-destructive testing (NDT) method to evaluate the metallurgical condition of a metallic component. On-site metallography, also called field metallography, enables the necessary investigations to be carried out at the site without destroying the component. 


Metallurgical test methods

With over 20 years of experience in the industry and access to a global network of expertise, Element offers a comprehensive range of metallurgical test methods in the field for components and materials that are too large, too heavy, or too fragile to be transported to a lab. 


On-site metallographic analysis and testing services

  • Production and preparation of test samples for non-destructive testing
  • Chemical analysis and material identification using PMI and OES methods
  • Coatings inspection
  • Hardness tests including hardness measurements and portable hardness
  • Ferrite content measurement for duplex steel and austenitic weld metal
  • In-situ replication for mechanical and chemical microstructure evaluation and microscopic examinations
  • Damage and degradation analysis
  • EPR measurements to determine the Degree Of Sensitization (DoS)
  • Support with interpretation of photo micrographs


The Element advantage 

We are world leaders in providing materials characterizationmechanical testingchemical analysis and metallurgical testing which enables us to commit to projects of all types and sizes, provide excellent turnaround, and deliver on-site metallographic testing and analysis services to clients worldwide.

We combine the most up-to-date equipment with the expertise of our highly skilled metallurgists to select the testing method that best meets your needs and requirements, and provide you with the same quality testing and accurate results of our on-site services that you would get in one of our accredited labs.


For more information about how we perform on-site metallographic testing and analysis, or to request a quote, contact us today

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