Testing Facilities

Cti has a wide range of specialised testing equipment and extensive knowledge of testing metals and alloys used in casting.

Cti has a wide range of specialised testing equipment and extensive knowledge of testing metals and alloys used in casting.

While the more standard test methods are covered by our ISO/IEC 17025 (UKAS) accreditation, our full UKAS Schedule of Accreditation can be viewed by clicking here.

Our standard testing facilities include:

Analysis

  • Optical Emission Spectrometry
  • SpectroMaxx
  • X-Ray Fluorescence
  • Spectro Xepos
  • Combustion / Inert Gas Fusion
  • Eltra C&S
  • Eltra O2/N2 & H2

Hardness

  • Vickers Hardness (ISO 6507)
  • Brinell Hardness (ISO 6506)
  • Rockwell Hardness (EN 6508)
  • Weld Traverse (ASME, EN, BS & ASTM)

Corrosion

  • ASTM G48 Method A Pitting & crevice attack

Optical Macroscopic Examination

  • Magnifications x10 – x50
  • Calibrated digital image capture
  • Physical measurements
  • Optical Microscopic Examination
  • Magnifications x50 – x2000
  • Calibrated digital image capture
  • Physical measurement
  • Defect/SDAS measurement
  • Ferrite Content (ASTM E562)
  • Phase content
  • % non-metallic inclusions (BS 7926)
  • Nodularity
  • Grain Size (ASTM E112)

Scanning Electron Microscopy

  • Fracture Surface Evaluation
  • Offers greater depth of field
  • Micro Probe Analysis
  • Composition determination of phases & inclusion material

Sand Testing

  • Tensile Strength
  • Compression Strength
  • Particle Size Grading
  • Moisture & Loss on ignition

Sulphur Print

Surface Roughness

Surface Classification (Visual Comparison ASTM A802)