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Weld Hardness Testing

Applied Technical Services provides weld hardness testing to a plethora of industry standards such as ASME, API, AWS, MIL-STD, NAVSEA, PED/EN, and AMS. Our weld testing laboratory houses cutting-edge technology to provide clients with unparalleled service. Our experts can perform testing for failure prevention, quality control, and mechanical testing while evaluating weld hardness.
How Does Hardness Testing Work?
The weld testing laboratory at Applied Technical Services utilizes a wide range of hardness testing methods to conduct weld hardness tests. Each hardness test varies by method; however, the procedures all remain relatively similar. A weld hardness test is performed by mechanically pressing a specifically dimensioned object, known as an indenter, onto the weld. Hardness is then determined by measuring the penetration or size of the impression left by the indenter. ATS experts have the ability to conduct Brinell, Barcol, Webster, Rockwell, Vickers, Knoop, and Leeb hardness testing methods as necessary to the project scope. All weld hardness tests performed at ATS follow the below industry standards:
ATS Weld Testing Capabilities
Applied Technical Services offers a litany of weld testing and analysis options outside of weld hardness testing. Our team of welding inspection experts is certified by AWS (the American Welding Society) to provide professional analysis. We offer non-destructive weld analyses such as:
Our weld testing laboratory can also provide additional analysis capabilities to analyze a weld’s integrity. Some of these methods are:
Quality Assurance
For more than 50 years, Applied Technical Services has been a global leader in inspection, consulting, and testing. With our quality management program, certified to ISO 9001, we strive to provide clients with unparalleled service. Our team can handle all your weld hardness testing needs. Contact ATS today to get in touch with an expert.

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