The structure and properties of metallic materials are of the critical importance in the processing, selection, quality control and failure analysis of such materials due to their wide-spread applications throughout a myriad of industries.

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Metallurgical Testing

CTLGroup offers routine and comprehensive metallurgical testing in order to provide clients with essential and fundamental information about the characteristics, conditions, and behaviors associated with their metallic products and manufacturing processes. Our metallurgical expertise addresses a wide range of applications and client needs, utilizing state-of-the-art analysis, consulting, and on-site investigations to provide our clients with practical solutions to complex technical problems.


• Forensic metallurgical failure analysis                                      • Tribology and wear
• Fracture mechanics and analysis                                                • Weld inspection and evaluation
• Fitness for service evaluation                                                      • Corrosion analysis and mitigation
• Product liability and litigation support                                     • Process troubleshooting

Metals Testing

Test # Name Description
ASTM A247Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Microstructure of Graphite in Iron CastingsMicroscopial
ASTM B487Standard Test Method for Measurement of Metal and Oxide Coating ThicknessMicroscopial
ASTM E45Standard Test Method for Determining the Inclusion Content of SteelMicroscopial
ASTM E112Standard Test Method for Determining Average Grain SizeMicroscopial
Microstructure Evaluation – AMS Metals HandbookMicroscopial
Weld Procedure Qualification, Welder Qualification - ASME Section IX; AWS D1.1, AWS D1.2, AWS D1.3, AWS D1.5, AWS D1.6Welds
ASTM E190Standard Test Method for Guided Bend Test for Ductility of WeldsWelds
EN 1321Destructive Test on Welds in Metallic Materials – Macroscopic and Microscopic Examination of WeldsWelds
ASTM B117Standard Test Method for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) ApparatusCorrosion
ASTM G1Standard Practice for Preparing, Cleaning, and Evaluating Corrosion Test SpecimensCorrosion
ASTM G31Standard Practice for Laboratory Immersion Corrosion Testing of MetalsCorrosion
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