Sand Testing Facilities

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Sand Testing

Foundry sand testing is a process used to determine if the foundry sand has the correct properties for a certain casting process. The sand is used to make molds and cores via a pattern.
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AFS Analysis

Sand Testing | American Foundry Society(AFS) Foundry sand testing is a process used to determine if the AFS Analysis – Fine & Coarse nature of Silica sand can be checked with this testing to determine the AFS number.
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Permeability Testing

Permeability - foundry sand Permeability Testing – Permeability of Silica sand will determine the amount of gas which gets pass through the Silica sand at the time metal pouring on the molds.

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Compressive Strength Testing

Compressive strength test, mechanical test measuring the maximum amount of compressive load a material can bear before fracturing.Compressive Strength Testing – Compressive strength of Silica sand is to measure the strength of Silica sand while casting.
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Clay Content Testing

Clay Content Testing – Clay content on Silica sand will improve the compact strength of Silica sand.

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Moisture Testing

Moisture Testing – Moisture on Silica sand is required to maintain the Shatter index behavior of Silica sand

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Chemical Testing

Spectrometer – Chemical composition of the material can be analyzed with this machine accurately to meet the standard specifications Fe and Ni base spectrometer having 32 elements with facility of Nitrogen analysis.CRM samples of

  • Carbon Steel
  • Low Alloy Steel
  • Martensitic Steel
  • Austenitic Stainless Steel
  • Duplex Stainless Steel
  • Nickel Base Alloy
  • Copper Alloy
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Tensile Testing

Tensile Testing – Tensile testing of the material is carried out in this machine to determine the strength of the materials at different temperatures. From this test, Yield Strength, Ultimate Tensile Strength, % Elongation & % Reduction can be measured

  • UTM capacity of 400 KN & 600 KN
  • Electronic Extensometer for 0.2% proof stress
  • Elevated Temperature Testing with Extensometer

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Impact Testing

Impact testing of the material is carried out on this machine to determine the toughness property of the material based on the test temperature as per customer requirements

  • Impact Testing 300J max
  • Testing Temperature: 20oC to -196oC

Hardness Testing

Hardness property of the material can be measured with this machine. If required hardness can be checked directly on the casting with portable hardness machines based on customer requirements

  • Brinell Hardness Testing
  • Vickers Hardness Testing
  • King Brinell Hardness Testing

Microstructure Examination

Microstructure Examination – Microstructure of the material is required to justify the chemical and heat treatment requirements are carried out as per customer and standard requirements. If required, microstructure can be measured directly on the casting based on requirements.

  • Ferrite Testing as per ASTM E562
  • Microstructure Examination as per ASTM A923
  • Grain Size as per ASTM E112
  • Inclusions as per ASTM E45
  • Ferritescope
  • In-Situ Metallography

Corrosion Testing

Corrosion testing is carried out based on customer requirements to determine the corrosion behaviour of the material for different material grades

  • Intergranular Corrosion Testing as per ASTM A262
  • Pitting Corrosion Testing as per ASTM G48
  • SSCC as per NACE TM0177
  • HIC as per NACE TM0284

PMI Testing

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PMI Testing

PMI Testing – Portable chemical analysis to identify the type of material qualitatively

Radiation Check Meter

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Radiation Check Meter

Radiation Check Meter – To ensure the received and despatched materials are free from radioactive contamination.