Hardness testing is a non destructive method to determine the hardness of material. It measures the resistance to indentation. Hardness testing uses a fixed load and an indenter to determine the hardness. The smaller the indentation, the harder the material. Hardness testing is used to determine material, test for hardness, and test for functionality. Hardness tests are used to verify that material has not degraded over time or is susceptible to cracking. Hardness testing can be used with both ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys, as well as, non-metallic materials. This method of testing is applicable to both new construction and in-service surface inspections. Our personnel are trained with our in-house practical training and capably perform hardness tests on a variety of materials.
Advantages of Hardness Testing:
- Compatible with a variety of materials
- Produces fast results
- Equipment is highly portable.