Tensile testing involves subjecting a material sample to controlled tension load or force until failure (i.e. putting the material sample under tension). This helps discover the tensile strength of a material.

This is really useful as many customers want to know exactly how a material will perform in use. The findings of the test help verify the exact specification for the customer.

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Tensile testing proves that relevant quality standards have been met, which gives quality assurance. It also limits potential product failures in the future. By determining the exact tensile strength the material can tolerate, failures are less likely to happen.

Rotech has extensive experience in conducting tensile testing across a broad range of sectors, including: oil and gas, petrochemical, aerospace, automotive, rail, medical (specifically surgical equipment), engineering, power and renewable energy.

Our capabilities for tensile testing include:

  • Tensile (ambient temperature, forces from 2 kN to 600 kN)
  • BS EN ISO 6892-1 Methods A & B
  • ASTM E8/8M
  • ASTM A370 
  • BS EN 2002-1
  • Tensile (temperature from ambient to 600°C, forces from 2 kN to 100 kN)
  • BS EN ISO 6892-2 Method A ASTM E21

Materials we can tensile / load test

Rotech have in-house capabilities to tensile / load test a multitude of materials including:

  • Metal
  • Alloys and other metal products
  • Straps
  • Plastics
  • Clips
  • Rebar
  • Castings
  • Forgings
  • Fasteners including bolts, screws and nuts

Please note the above list is not exhaustive. If you have something specific in mind, speak to a member of our team, who’ll be able to help with your exact needs.

For more information on mechanical testing, call 0121 514 0602 or click here to submit an enquiry online.


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