Materials Engineering, Evaluation, and Inspection

Better Materials Evaluation

Reduce or Eliminate Expensive Material Failures

For three decades Spectrum has saved clients from considerable potential losses with efficient, high quality materials evaluation services. Spectrum works with energy firms, manufacturers and installers to:

  • Develop inspection and installation procedures for every material and application
  • Specify tubular materials exactly suited for soil, environment and liquid transport requirements
  • Resolve field installation problems
  • Create material systems that meet developing liquid transport challenges
  • Identify potential liability issues by evaluating new material systems prior to market introduction
  • Provide on-site inspection of giant heavy hauler oil sands truck tires
  • Develop on-going QA/QC programs
  • Provide technical component and application consulting and support throughout the energy sector

Services Available:

  • Determination of test requirements
  • Preparation of test procedures and specifications
  • Witnessing of sample preparation
  • Qualification testing

Tests Performed:

  • Tensile
  • Compressive
  • Charpy impact
  • Micro and macro hardness
    • Brinnell
    • Vickers
    • Rockwell
    • Knoop
  • Chemical analysis
  • Metallography
  • Elevated temperature
  • Shear strength
  • Wear
  • Customized testing programs