Accurate Weld Testing Lab: A facility specialized in conducting precise weld tests to ensure the quality and safety of welded joints.

ASTM A262: A standard practice for detecting susceptibility to intergranular corrosion in stainless steels.

ASTM E1820: A standard test method for measurement of fracture toughness, providing a quantitative measure of a material’s resistance to crack extension.

ASTM E3: A standard guide for preparation of metallographic specimens, outlining procedures for the examination of metal and alloy samples.

ASTM E340: A standard practice for macroetching metals and alloys, aiding in the examination of specimens for surface conditions, structure, grain size, and flow lines.

ASTM E381: A method of macroetch testing steel bars, billets, blooms, and forgings.

ASTM E407: A standard practice for microetching metals and alloys, providing techniques for etching metallographic specimens for microscopic examination.

ASTM G48: A standard test method for pitting and crevice corrosion resistance of stainless steels and related alloys by the use of ferric chloride solution.


Brinell Hardness: A method of measuring the hardness of materials through the scale of indentation hardness of materials through the scale of penetration of an indenter.


Chemical Composition: The identification and quantification of the elemental constituents of a material.

Chemical Composition Analysis: The process of determining the chemical elements and their amounts in a sample.

Construction Testing Labs: Facilities that conduct tests on construction materials like concrete, asphalt, and steel to ensure they meet project specifications and standards.

CTOD Test (Crack Tip Opening Displacement Testing): A fracture mechanics test to measure the toughness of a material in terms of the resistance to crack extension.


Drop Weight Tear Testing: A test to evaluate the fracture characteristics of a material, especially in pipeline steels, by dropping a weight on a notched specimen.


Failure Analysis Chemical Engineering: The process of collecting and analyzing data to determine the cause of a failure in chemical engineering processes or materials.

Failure Analysis Labs: Specialized laboratories that determine the cause of component or material failures.

Failure Analysis Testing: The investigative process of examining failed components or structures to understand the reasons for the failure.


Guided Bend Testing: A test to determine the ductility or the quality of welds made on a test coupon.


Hardness Testing: The measurement of how resistant solid matter is to various kinds of permanent shape change when a compressive force is applied.


Intergranular Corrosion Test: A method to determine a material’s susceptibility to intergranular corrosion, which can weaken the material’s structure.

Integrity Test Labs: Facilities that evaluate the structural integrity and reliability of materials or components under various conditions.


Mechanical Testing Lab: A facility where mechanical testing is performed to determine the mechanical properties of materials.

Mechanical Testing Lab Services: Services provided by mechanical testing labs, including tests for tensile strength, compression, fatigue, impact, and hardness.

Mechanical Testing of Metallic Materials: The process of evaluating the properties of metal materials under various conditions, such as tension, compression, impact, and fatigue.

Mechanical Testing Services: Services offered to test the mechanical properties of materials, ensuring they meet required standards and specifications.

Metallographic Analysis: The study of the microstructure of materials through the examination of a polished and etched surface under a microscope.

Metallographic Test: A test that involves the examination of the microstructure of materials to determine their composition, phase distribution, and other important properties.

Metallography Analysis: See Metallographic Analysis.

Metallography Testing: The process of examining the microstructure of metals and alloys to study their composition, microstructural characteristics, and properties.

Metallurgical Testing: The analysis of metals and their alloys through various tests and examinations to determine their composition, structure, properties, and performance under different conditions.

Metallurgical Testing Lab: A laboratory that specializes in metallurgical testing to analyze the properties and characteristics of metals and alloys.

Metallurgical Testing Laboratory: See Metallurgical Testing

Metallurgical Testing Services: Services provided by laboratories to test and analyze metals and their properties, including composition, mechanical properties, and failure analysis.


PJLA Accredited Labs: Laboratories accredited by the Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, indicating they meet specific standards for operational and technical excellence.


Quality Testing Laboratories: Facilities that perform testing and analysis to ensure materials and products meet specified quality standards.


RCI Test: An examination or process, potentially referring to a specific testing methodology within a specialized field, requiring clarification for a precise definition.

RCI Testing: Similar to RCI Test, referring to testing procedures within a specific context or industry.


Tensile Testing: A mechanical test where a material is stretched to determine its strength and ductility, including the maximum tensile strength and elongation at break.

Tensile Testing Metallurgical Laboratory: A laboratory that specializes in tensile testing of metals to assess their mechanical properties, such as yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, and elongation.


Verifying Manufacturers Test Report: The process of reviewing and confirming the accuracy of a report provided by manufacturers, detailing the testing and results of their products.

Verifying Mill Test Report: A similar process to verifying manufacturers’ test reports, focusing on the materials produced by mills, including steel and metal production.

Vickers Microhardness: A method of hardness testing that determines the hardness of a material by measuring the size of an indentation produced by a diamond indenter.


Weld Testing Lab: A facility that specializes in testing welds to ensure they meet required standards and specifications for strength, quality, and safety.

Weld Testing Laboratory: See Weld Testing Lab.

Weld Testing Services: Services offered to test and analyze the quality and integrity of welds in various materials and constructions.

Welding Test Lab: A laboratory where welding processes are tested for quality, strength, and compliance with standards.