Element receives UKAS accreditation for creep testing

Posted on 19 April, 2021 by Advance 

Element Materials Technology (Element) has received UKAS accreditation for creep and stress rupture testing at its Magna Way Laboratory in Sheffield.

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After a recent investment in technology and training, Element Sheffield has an expanded range of UKAS and Nadcap approvals for creep and stress rupture testing. The laboratory has also recently installed new computer-controlled creep test frames and creep extensometers, along with the additional training for its experts.

The recent investment in new computer-controlled creep test frames and extensometers means that testing can now be carried out with reduced operator interaction, meaning creep tests can run more efficiently bringing improved service and reduced turnaround time for customers.

Sheffield Magna Way carries out creep and stress rupture testing for aerospace and oil & gas equipment used at high temperatures under significant load, such as jet engines, power generators and gas turbines.

Matt Hopkinson, EVP at Element commented: “Creep and stress rupture testing is one of our core capabilities at Element Sheffield, and we are pleased to be recognised with UKAS and NADCAP accreditation, which reflects our commitment to being the most trusted testing company in the aerospace and oil & gas sectors.

“We can now also offer customers across Europe a broader scope of creep and stress rupture testing capabilities in order to develop products for UK markets and this investment goes hand in hand with our company-wide focus on technology and innovation.”

Element Sheffield performs state-of-the-art chemical analysis, materials testing, mechanical testing, non-destructive testing and calibration. The laboratory sited close to Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID) holds Nadcap and UKAS accreditation along with a wide scope of Aerospace OEM approvals. The team of experts adheres to a rigorous quality assurance system to ensure confidence in all measurements and tests undertaken. The laboratory holds a well-equipped machine shop with up to date CNC machining facilities, and sample heat treatment capabilities, mechanical, chemical analysis, metallurgical testing and force calibration services.