Standardised tests and special procedures
Have your materials engineering challenges met by FORCE technology. We can provide assistance in failure investigations, corrosion problems, tribology and other materials issues.
Standardised tests and special procedures can provide documentation that your product meets current regulations and specifications for issues such as corrosion resistance, mechanical properties, release of heavy metals and other issues. This will ensure that the product life and product properties are optimised.
Many special tests at your disposalWe possess a large number of test facilities, where tests of components are performed according to standardised tests or as special procedures, tailor-made to your special needs. As a GTS company, FORCE Technology offers impartial testing and consultancy, and can therefore assist as third party in a dialogue between companies or between your company and the authorities.
Standardised tests are made on many properties, for example:
- Mechanical properties: Strength, fatigue, hardness, wear
- Corrosion tests: Salt chamber, weight loss, electrochemical, ASTM G48 tests
- Chemical analyses, destructive and non-destructive
- Creep testing
- Test of painting: Adhesion, thickness, gloss, rust creepage.
Special procedures on-site or in the laboratoryIn a number of situations, special tests give the best and most realistic picture of how the component will behave during operation. We perform special tests either in our facilities or on-site.
Examples of special procedures:
- Testing for release of heavy metal contaminants into the drinking water from taps and valves
- Testing for the release of heavy metals into foods
- Corrosion measurements in marine environments
- Full-scale special burst tests of natural gas pipes
- Pressure tests of pipes for the oil industry
- Test and inspection of wind turbine blades
- Testing of corrosion inhibitors for the oil/gas sector
- Testing for stress corrosion cracking (SCC) under sour service (H2S)
- Determination of boilers’ lifetime with high temperature corrosion probe. This was to allow conversion to bio fuel
- Residual compressive strength of drill cores taken from concrete structures exposed to fire.
Test reportsIf you need for us to perform a special procedure, we can provide a test report which typically contains documentation to meet your requirements for documentation or indeed the customers or other parties’ requirements.
Failure and damage investigation
Determine the cause of failure and prevent it from reoccuring.
Materials selection and corrosion protection
The correct materials and optimal corrosion protection gives your product a longer service life.
Corrosion and materials examinations
Corrosion and material data helps you in relation to design, product knowledge, and product failure.