DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

By placing test specimens under strenuous loads and conditions, destructive testing allows for the determination of the parts' properties, service life, and design weaknesses. In order to provide the best results, Amron offers a wide range of destructive testing methods.  

IN-HOUSE DESTRUCTIVE TESTING METHODS

TENSILE

TOUGHNESS

HARDNESS

( 120,000 lb. testing capacity)

By subjecting a test specimen to a controlled load until failure, the yield points, ultimate tensile strength, and measures of ductility are determined.

• ASTM E8​

HARDNESS

TOUGHNESS

HARDNESS

  (Brinell • Rockwell)

​By subjecting a test specimen to a fixed load and indenter, hardness tests measure the materials' hardness by revealing the specimens ability to resist indentation.

• ASTM E10

• ASTM E18

TOUGHNESS

TOUGHNESS

TOUGHNESS

  (Charpy V-Notch - 264ft-lb) 

By striking a notched specimen with a fixed weighted pendulum, the toughness (energy absorbed per unit area during fraction) is determined.

​• ASTM E23

SOUNDNESS

METALLOGRAPHIC

TOUGHNESS

  (Bend • Nick-Break • Fillet Weld Break) 

Soundness tests are used to examine the quality of an individual weld.

• ASTM E290

​• ASTM E190

METALLOGRAPHIC

METALLOGRAPHIC

METALLOGRAPHIC

  (Macro • Micro)

​Metallurgical tests are used to determine the microstucture, internal discontinuities, and weld profiles of a test specimen. 

CONCRETE

METALLOGRAPHIC

METALLOGRAPHIC

  

Concrete compressive testing (cylinders).

• ASTM C39

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

  Nikon 6C Optical Comparator

​​•Forma 8500 Series Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer​ 

•Epsilon Extensometer