Tensile Testing of metals

Sandberg carry out a wide range of tensile tests on a variety of materials and components. These tests are carried out by our experienced technical staff in our UKAS accredited laboratory. Testing ranges from removing specimens from sections of material to determine the mechanical properties to testing of component such as bolts and reinforcing bar.

Range of tensile tests:

  • UKAS accredited for ISO 6892
  • Three test machines - combined load range 0.1 kN to 1000 kN
  • Structural steel
  • Wrought iron
  • Cast iron
  • Aluminium
  • Steel reinforcement including welded connections
  • Any other metallic materials
  • Bolts, studs and fixings
  • HSFG Bolt slip factor
  • Product testing

Testing may be used to determine basic properties, such as yield or proof stress and ultimate tensile strength plus elongation. Alternatively it may be used to confirm proof load and ultimate load capacity of a component such as a bolt weld.

Sandberg use three tensometers with ranges from 0-20 kN, 0-600 kN and 0 to 1000 kN which enable testing on samples with gauge diameters from a few millimetres up to 40 mm.

Standard metallic tensile tests at ambient temperature are carried out under our UKAS accreditation.

Some of the common reasons for tensile testing are to determine the properties of an existing material in order to re-evaluate its performance for proposed new design calculations and after exposure to fire.

We also conduct tensile tests as a control of material quality from a manufacturer or supplier.

Simon Morris

For further information contact: Simon Morris, Senior Associate
Direct Tel: 020 7565 7093
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