Materials Testing

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Pipelines fail due to mechanical issues on a fairly regular basis.  Mechanical tests are an important step in determining the cause of failure in a pipeline.  Materials testing can determine whether pipe met intended specifications, or whether inherent properties contributed to the occurrence of a failure.

Kiefner is equipped with state of the art testing apparatus for the mechanical characterization of parts delivered to us.

The following mechanical test services are offered by Kiefner:

  • Tensile testing
  • Charpy Impact Testing
  • Instrumented burst testing
  • Metallography
  • Strain testing
  • Non-destructive examination

With our state of the art equipment and facilities, our personnel will deliver very high quality failure analysis and welding consultation services.