Case Studies

For our West Midlands based customer in the fastener manufacturing sector, Rotech Laboratories has been the preferred test laboratory since 2013. They produce certified fasteners and bolts for worldwide distribution. Read More

Our Metallurgy team have recently completed a series of investigative tests for a customer in the energy and fuel industry. The customer relied on our team of skilled experts to determine the nature and cause of fracture in a screw sample. The screw sample had fractured sooner than expected during service, resulting in significant downtime and loss of revenue because of the failed part. Read More

Over the course of the past two decades, Rotech has assisted the customer by providing on-site independent UKAS accredited testing, and providing quality assurance of welded duplex austenitic/ferritic stainless-steel plates and pipes to ASTM standards. Read More

Our specialist team at Rotech Laboratories has been the preferred chosen test laboratory , since 2014, for a customer providing an expert welding service to main contractors and steel fabricators, supporting site installation teams across the UK.  Over the past six years, we have worked closely with them to approve welders produced welded test pieces.   Read More

Dreamair submitted the finished heart shaped door knocker samples to the Rotech laboratory for Salt Spray Corrosion Resistance Testing in accordance with BS EN ISO 9227:2012 & BS EN 1670:2007.   Read More

SEM image of fractured face

Rotech’s Metallurgy Test Lab in Wednesbury has been working with a specialist medical supplier that develops surgical implant systems, to investigate a fractured stainless steel drill bit and identify the reason for failure.   Read More

Failure analysis/investigations are carried out to determine the causes that have led to the failure of a part, equipment or structure/s. Rotech recently carried out failure analysis on a fractured chain anchor which had failed in service from a large manufacturer of transport solutions for logistics and warehouses. Read More

Chilly’s appoints Rotech to verify the grade of stainless steel being used in their stainless steel bottle

Chilly’s Bottles appoints Rotech to verify the grade of stainless steel being used in the inner and outer layer of their 500ml stainless steel bottles.   Read More

SPX Clyde Union Pumps audit team ratify Rotech’s quality management system in meeting the requirements of ASME III, NCA 3800 for the supply of mechanical and chemical testing for nuclear and safety-related products. Read More

Mechanical - Trading Standards Case Study

We pride ourselves in our relationship with Trading Standards in their continual effort to enforce compliance with legislation in areas such product safety, licensing and investigation of those trading outside the law. Read More

Case Study - Flask Lid Bolts

Some of our clients need more rigorous laboratory testing than others.  When it comes to the bolts that hold on the lids of flasks used to transport irradiated nuclear fuel by train, there is no room for error. We were recently asked to test these bolts, so we extended our accreditation and used new methods to ensure all the appropriate regulations were met. Read More

Chemical - Hot Dip Galvanising Case Study

Midland’s-based Rotech Laboratories has a strong, well-established reputation as a test house offering a first-class service to support our customers. This is evident in our long-standing relationship with the UK’s largest hot dip galvanizing organization. Hot dip galvanizing is the process of coating iron or steel with a layer of zinc by immersing the metal in a bath of molten zinc. During the process, a metallurgically bonded coating is formed which protects the steel from harsh environments and corrosive attack. Read More

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