Destructive testing

Destructive testing

Lab capabilities

Lab capabilities

Our comprehensive services enables you to maintain highest standards of quality throughout the lifecycle. Accurate and reliable testing data from our experts can be utilised to prevent and repair equipment, component, infrastructure failures and correct & improve processes.

TÜV SÜD's destructive testing facilities include:

Mechanical Testing

  • Tensile test
  • Elevated tensile test (upto 900˚C)
  • Proof load test - for bolts and nuts
  • Brinell hardness test
  • Vickers hardness test
  • Vickers micro hardness test
  • Rockwell hardness test
  • Bend test
  • Re-bend test
  • Charpy - V-notch impact test (until 196˚C)
  • Flattening test - tubes and pipes
  • Flaring test
  • Cupping test
  • Surface roughness
  • Macro-structure test
  • Micro-structure test
  • Inclusion rating test
  • Nick break test
  • Fertile test

Corrosion testing

  • Inter-granular corrosion test (IGC)
  • Hydrogen induced cracking corrosion test (HIC)
  • Sulphide stress corrosion cracking test (SSCC)
  • Salt spray test

Chemical Analysis

  • Ferrous base – alloy and low alloy steel by Optical emission spectrometer
  • Non-ferrous base – copper/aluminum/nickel and its alloys by Optical emission spectrometer
  • Ferrous base and non-ferrous base – carbon and sulphur by LECO CS analyser
  • Portable spectrometer, PMI-XRF for ferrous & non ferrous base


  • ASME
  • API
  • ASTM 
  • ISO 
  • EN
  • NACE
  • BIS
Facility is accredited as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for its Destructive Testing (DT) and Non –Destructive Testing (NDT) services.

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