Metal Testing & Analysis

Non-destructive testing, mechanical testing, and chemical analysis

The quality of MetalTek’s products for highly demanding markets such as defense and petrochemical ensure the safety of our customers and end users alike.  MetalTek facilities are equipped with on-site non-destructive testing (NDT), mechanical testing, and chemical analysis to maintain the highest standard of quality assurance. MetalTek has facilities that are ISO 17025 and Nadcap approved to ensure customers receive quality products certified to their specific needs.

Non-Destructive Testing

Multiple MetalTek facilities are independently audited and certified to Nadcap and other NDT standards. Instrumentation is fully calibrated to industry standards.  On-site technicians are fully trained and certified in both NDT Level II and Level III.

NDT capabilities include:

  • Coordinate-measurement machine (CMM)

  • Fluorescent penetrant inspection

  • Laser scanning for dimensional compliance inspection

  • Liquid penetrant inspection (LPI)

  • Magnetic particle inspection

  • Online and offline hydrostatic testing

  • Positive material identification

  • X-ray and film processing

Mechnical Testing

MetalTek is equipped to meet a range of mechanical requirements through comprehensive mechanical testing capabilities.  Our certified technicians are trained to push the mechanical limits of our components to ensure they meet the highest standards of quality and safety.

Mechanical testing capabilities include:

  • Tensile testing (ambient and elevated temperatures)

  • Impact testing / Charpy

  • Brinell & Rockwell hardness testing

  • Stress rupture

  • Metallography capabilities include full optical microscopy, portable metallography of product surfaces, macro and micro digital photography, and all equipment for preparation of testing

Chemical analysis

MetalTek performs a range of chemical analytical techniques to confirm the chemical composition of the components we produce.  These include:

  • Carbon sulfur determinator

  • Chemical analysis using optical emission spectrometers

  • Phase examination

  • X-ray including portable x-ray spectrometer for positive material identification of finished parts and welds

MetalTek utilizes a digital laboratory information management system (LIMS) to compare test results against a database of customer specifications.  The LIMS helps to track data over time to improve efficiency and support compliance efforts.