Destructive testing

Destructive Testing (DT) Services

Achieve product integrity and mitigate the risk of failure through our accurate and reliable tests

Achieve product integrity and mitigate the risk of failure through our accurate and reliable tests

Our fully equipped state-of-the-art non-destructive and destructive testing lab based at noida, india, is accredited as per iso/iec 17025:2017 standard by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). our highly experienced and certified on-site inspectors ensure that your assets, components, equipment and systems continue to operate effectively and efficiently for a long time.



Destructive testing includes a number of invasive mechanical, corrosion resistance and chemical tests, that give deep insights and help determine the product integrity by completely destroying the specimen and rendering it unusable. The specimen/product is broken down to its failure point and the performance is monitored closely using high end equipment.

Corrections and replacements are adapted in the design, structure and materials used. Destructive testing is cost effective and highly recommended for organizations that undertake mass production and can easily spare a few specimens for testing by just incurring minimal costs.


Validation and verification through destructive testing is highly accurate as it disintegrates the specimen/product and gives real-time data about its mechanical and chemical properties like strength, hardness, load bearing capacity, corrosion propensity, elemental and alloy composition. As the name suggests, destructive testing is accomplished by making the specimen/part fail deliberately. It is a cost-efficient and faster method of deciphering the product quality. Maintaining a sound and persistent product integrity can help you establish market credibility and gain consumer trust.

Destructive testing puts the specimen through a number of critical tests to gain insights that can save costs, reduce safety incidents, avoid failures and product rejections. Through destructive testing services you can benefit from improved customer satisfaction with a faster turnaround time and reduced time to market.


your business benefits

  • Comprehensive testing
    The specimen/material is completely broken down and tested for its mechanical, corrosion and chemical properties. We carry all these tests under one single roof with precision to deliver accurate results, thus, minimizing the risk of failure and delay in results.

  • Enhance safety
    Some specimen/components are safety critical, especially, because of the extreme pressure they have to withstand. By conducting destructive tests, you can determine the integrity of the material, the resistance of the product and can, thus, avoid safety incidents.

  • Minimize cost

    By determining any weaknesses material composition, weld or quality of samples, you can save cost in terms of product failure and rejections. Also, it is highly economically beneficial to test samples of mass-produced objects, as it is cost-optimised and does not impact your balance-sheet in an adverse manner.

  • Fast turnaround time
    Our cutting-edge equipment undertakes real-time monitoring and enables you to get error-free results in a faster turnaround time.

  • Reliable and accurate findings
    Our state-of-the art destructive testing equipment, cutting-edge technology and experienced experts ensure that you get accurate results for defect determination and guidance for corrective actions. You can then initiate procurement of a similar relevant material as replacement or even reverse engineering for better outcomes.

  • Total quality assurance
    With our advanced technology, we help you detect and predict irregularities and possible failures, thus, enabling you to maintain highest standards of quality throughout the product life-cycle.

  • Adhere to standards
    Carrying out destructive testing and implementing timely corrective actions, can enable you to achieve regulatory compliance to ASME, API, ASTM, EN, ISO, NACE and BIS by maintaining standardized quality and ensuring complete safety of your offerings. We carry out tests that comply to both local as well as global standards, to meet regulatory as well as your business requirements.

why choose TÜV SÜD?

We perform testing according to ASME, API, ASTM, ISO, EN, NACE and BIS standards. Our sophisticated lab is equipped with latest and advanced DT machinery with innovative testing software. This ensures accuracy of test results, easy repeatability of tests and prompt service to customers.
Our countrywide network of offices and pan India presence assures a timely collection of samples from your doorstep and quick transfer to our destructive testing lab. 

Whether you want to analyze the grain structure of the metal or metal alloy at a molecular level or determine the strength of a weld under a certain degree of stress, our destructive testing lab offers many permutations and combinations of testing methods that ensure that you get accurate results.



  • Mechanical testing
    • Tensile test
    • Elevated tensile test
    • Proof load test - for bolts and nuts
    • Brinell hardness test
    • Vickers hardness test
    • Vickers micro hardness test
    • Flaring test
    • Cupping test
    • Surface roughness
    • Macro-structure test
    • Micro-structure test
    • Inclusion rating test
    • Rockwell hardness test
    • Bend test
    • Re-bend test
    • Charpy - V-notch impact test
    • Flattening test - tubes and pipes
  • 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 analyzer 

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