Our Service Center’s Steel Testing

Grand Steel Products’ -3rd party on-site- Steel Testing Laboratory performs mechanical and chemical testing that provides their customers with the data and information necessary to meet specific steel application needs. The steel testing is performed by technicians who can do precise technical calibrations of the testing equipment daily to be certain that all test data is accurate and precise. Whether your testing needs are low or high in volume, they can deliver your test results typically within a couple of hours.

Steel Tests

The four main tests that they perform are the Brinell Sun-Tec Hardness Test, the Double Olsen Test Ductility, Instron YTE Results, and ARL Fisons 3460 AES Metal Analyzer.

The Brinell Sun-Tec Hardness Test Method is used to test the hardness of steel. It is a substitute device that is used when the materials being tested have a surface that may be considered rougher compared to others. The data is collected by using a tool with a steel ball indenter that is carefully pressed against the material with a certain amount of force. Once the indentation has taken place in the steel, it is quickly measured, and the Brinell measurements are based on the diameter. The data from the measurements are then processed in the BHN formula with guaranteed, accurate results.

The Double Olsen (Test Ductility) was designed to test metal endurance and its ability to withstand the tensile stress that is being applied to the sample. It also records the coating weight, the thickness of the film, and the strength of the steel. The endurance of how the steel can be stretched without being stressed, weakened, or broken is the essential task of this model.

The Instron device specializes in running a tensile also known as a tension test. This product also develops the yielding tensile elongation results. The tension test will tell the technician the strength of the product being tested, how long the width of it will extend before splitting in half, and what the material will yield with tensile strength. Elastic deformation is found after the stress is removed and the sample returns to its usual state before the load was initially applied.

ARL Fisons 3460 AES is issued to determine the composition of the steel that is being tested. During this process, an analysis is conducted to determine if the results align with the requirements of the metal processing companies being serviced. After receiving the results, a solution is recommended to lower the potential costs. This machine is for recording accurate calibrations was assembled to notify the tester if by any chance the specimen that is being analyzed is unequally calibrated and runs a spectral interference for accurate results.

To request a steel test and to find out more information, check out the steel testing lab website.