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Conventional Non- Destructive Testing

Hardness Testing

The hardness test is the most widely used test for evaluating the mechanical properties of metals and other materials. CORE’s team is trained in field hardness testing, producing immediate results without damage to your components. The purpose of the hardness test is to determine the suitability of a material for a given application, conformance to a specification, standard, or particular treatment to which the material has been subjected (heat treatment, thermal process). Our team is expertly trained to perform hardness training for every industry sector including:

  • Off-shore
  • Pipeline
  • Oil & gas
  • Structural
  • Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Pulp & paper
  • Nuclear
  • Power generation, and more
Hardness testing for new and in-service components

Hardness testing is typically performed on new components but can also be used on in-service components to identify any issues. Hardness testing can reveal susceptibility to cracking as a result of exposure to environmental constituents such as hydrogen sulphide. It can also identify degradation and softening as a result of exposure to elevated temperatures (e.g. fire damage). For some metals, hardness test results can be used to estimate the material’s tensile strength, using ASTM E140 Conversion tables.

Field Hardness Testing

Portable hardness testing devices were developed because bringing a stationary Brinell, Rockwell or Vickers tester to the field was impractical. In addition, it is not always practical to cut samples from a component to have hardness testing performed under controlled laboratory conditions.

Why choose CORE for your portable hardness testing?

Highly Qualified Technicians
At CORE, hardness testing is performed by only experienced technicians who are qualified to CORE procedures, industry standards, and client specifications to obtain reliable, precise measurements. There are several variables that affect the accuracy and repeatability of hardness testing performed in the field including:

  • The operator
  • Surface condition
  • Material geometry
  • Material thickness
  • Metallurgy

Each of these variables must be considered when selecting the appropriate test method, and the CORE team has the knowledge and experience to get the job done right.

Immediate, Accurate Results

CORE can provide on-the-spot results followed by the certification of results in a written report. We also interpret and advise on the results. CORE’s responsive turnaround times ensure that we meet our client’s operational schedules and if further analysis is required, we can provide laboratory testing to corroborate findings. Our clients can be assured of rapid, reliable service with accurate results that will help to ensure your products meet the required industry safety and quality standards.

Full-service testing and analysis

CORE is able to follow-up the field hardness testing with a full spectrum of laboratory services including mechanical testing, metallurgical testing, and chemical analysis. Field hardness testing is often performed with metallurgical replication as part of a fitness-for-service analysis or fire investigation. With our in-house team of trained experts, hardness testing process is more streamlined and more cost effective for your team. Hardness testing is a key aspect in quality control programs for new construction projects to ensure the materials are supplied in the required condition.

Talk To Our Expert Team

Our advanced services team would be happy to discuss your needs and determine the right technology for your application.
To speak to our team, please Call: +91-9811847077 or Email: info@coreengg.in