Welding is a highly specialized discipline that requires expertise, skill, and training. While it’s an integral part of many construction and fabrication processes, weld errors can cause severe damage to materials, resulting in loss of strength and durability, or even structural failures. Expert weld testing helps ensure that your products, and processes, are fit for purpose.
We combine non-destructive testing, mechanical testing, quality evaluation, process assessments, and safety reviews to ensure that your welds and welding processes are safe, efficient and reliable. Our team includes Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI), Certified Welding Engineers (CWEng), and industry-dedicated technical staff to assist with projects across sectors and applications.
Our Welding Test Methods
We leverage our global platform of labs to help review your current processes, protocols and safety systems to provide feedback on what is working better, and how to make improvements for a more efficient and accurate program. In addition to consulting on procedures and designing test protocols, Element provides both destructive and non-destructive weld testing.
For more information about our weld testing methods, contact an expert today.
Non-Destructive Weld Testing
Element's non-destructive testing services evaluate the structural soundness of components without causing damage.
Our team of experts can perform a full suite of tests on components and materials to determine weld strength and integrity without destroying the part. Non-destructive tests are used to check for cracks and imperfections, and as a quality check for new components.
Some of the methods that we offer include:
- Ultrasonic Inspection
- Radiographic Inspection
- Liquid (Fluorescent) Penetrant Inspection
- Magnetic Particle Inspection
- Positive Material Identification (PMI)
- Magnetic Permeability
- Visual Inspection
Destructive Weld Testing
Our destructive weld testing services measure the physical properties of metals and components.
Our labs offer mechanical test types specifically designed to test the strength and flexibility of welded components. We generally test to American Welding Society (AWS) standards, as well as ASTM, ISO, ASME, and others. Our labs can also assist with custom mechanical set-ups for unique projects.
Our destructive welding services include:
- Tensile Testing
- Compression Testing
- Bend and Flexural Testing
- Fatigue Testing
- Hardness Testing
- Shear Testing
- Pressure Testing
- Wear and Abrasion Testing
- Proof Load Testing
- Impact Testing
- Fracture Mechanics
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