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Mechanical / Destructive Testing

Mechanical / Destructive Testing

ABC Testing Incorporated offers several types of destructive tests to aid in welding procedure qualifications. These tests can also be used to test design integrity by loading a part and taking it to failure. It also is verification that engineering has chosen the correct material and processing to fabricate reliable products for the application in question. Destructive Testing like Salt Spray testing is used to determine corrosion resistance by accelerating corrosion. Hardness Testing is a quick test to determine if heat treatment of in service us has affected the Mechanical Properties of a material.


  • Bend Testing - used in welder/welding procedure qualification. Tests weld ductility.
  • Tensile Testing- used in welding procedure qualification, material properties testing. Tests strength and ductility. (Up to 120,000 pound load capability)
  • Charpy Impact Testing - used in welding procedure qualification. Tests materials resistance to a shock load at lowered temperature. Used widely in welding procedures to be used for bridge work or cryogenic plants. (down to - 40° C standard)
  • Hardness Testing- used to verify heat treatment was done properly. (Brinell, Rockwell and Superficial)
  • Salt Spray Testing - used to determine corrosion resistance

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"505" specimen pulled to destruction (Tensile Strength)

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