Metals are used when reliability and performance are important, such as bridges, building frames, equipment and much more. To ensure that the metals will meet the necessary requirements, routine testing and verification are necessary. We can provide you with information about the materials characteristics, composition, and mechanical properties.
Testing and analysis require a complex combination of skills, experience and equipment. As an independent testing facility, we have the necessary resources to get the job done in a thorough and timely manner. If you need failure analysis, our engineers can determine the root cause of the problem. In cases where expert testimony is necessary for trials or depositions, we have experts who can provide the needed testimony.
“We perform a wide range of metal testing. We take pride in our work and promise to give you the most accurate answers possible.”
Our laboratory is approved and/or inspected by AMRL (AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory), CCRL (Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory) and the US Army Corps of Engineers approval list for testing. Our laboratory accreditations include: ISO 17025, AASHTO R18 and we are an approved laboratory for the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Our employees are active members in ACI, ASTM, ICRI, FRCA, ASCE and SWRI. Several TEC Services employees are current or past committee members, committee chairs, board members and presidents for local and national chapters of these organizations.
We work closely with ASTM in the development of aggregate, concrete and masonry test methods, testing guidelines, and specifications.
Our list of metals tests below are ASTM tests that we perform on a regular basis. If a test is desired that is not listed, please call us and inquire for further details.
Test Methods Mechanical Testing of Steel Products
Specification for Steel Strand, Uncoated Seven-Wire for Prestressed Concrete
Specification for Ductile Iron Castings
|ASTM A615||Standard Specification for Deformed and Plain Carbon Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement|
Specification for Steel Castings, General Requirements, for Pressure-Containing Parts
|ASTM A706||Standard Specification for Low Alloy Steel Deformed and Plain Bars for Concrete Reinforcement|
Specification for Casting, Steel and Alloy, Common Requirements, for General Industrial Use
Indentation Hardness of Metallic Materials by Comparison Hardness Testers
Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum and Magnesium-Alloy Products
Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
Tension Testing of Metallic Foil
Verification of Test Frame and Specimen Alignment Under Tensile and Compressive Axial Force Application