Rotech Laboratories, Phoenix Materials Testing and Merlin Powder Characterisation, the UK’s most diverse materials testing specialists, combine their expertise and innovation under the Rubery Owen Materials Testing Division.
Rotech Laboratories is an independent UKAS and Nadcap accredited metals testing laboratory.
Rotech Laboratories provides mechanical, metallurgical, chemical analysis, corrosion and environmental testing. Samples can vary from mere fragments of components up to sections of oil rigs requiring failure investigation. It offers a 'one stop shop' service for customers looking for verification of product and valued technical support from its strong team of metallurgists, mechanical engineers, chemists and technicians.
-Failure analysis* and manufacturing investigations - using optical and electron microscopy and x-ray analysis.
-Microstructural evaluation to examine aspects such as weld quality, effectiveness of heat treatment, case depth, grain size, coating thickness etc.
-Positive Material Identification Service (PMI)
-Product finish testing utilising a fully equipped coating testing laboratory for the evaluation of painted, phosphated and electroplated finishes by salt spray, humidity, thickness, adhesion tests etc.
-Chemical analysis of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys using ICP-OES and Leco C+S and nitrogen determination.
-Mechanical testing including tensiles at ambient and elevated temperatures, impacts at ambient and sub-zero temperatures, hardness and bend testing, and a full range of tests on fasteners and welds.
-Weld testing harnessing considerable experience of destructive weld testing for weld procedures and welder qualifications to EN ISO, ASME IX and major customer specifications.
(*test not covered under our UKAS accreditation)
Phoenix Materials Testing offers a complete service from design, manufacture and installation to on going support, UKAS calibration and servicing of precision materials testing systems.
Phoenix leads the way in high-quality, specialist test machines for a diverse range of sectors, including aerospace, automotive, universities, nuclear power and power generation, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and geotechnical research.
Merlin Powder Characterisation has a unique service offering powder characterisation and powder testing to help understand materials and the processes better to develop more efficient and reliable products.