Materials Investigation and Consultancy for Consulting Engineers

SOCOTEC’s specialist material science laboratory supports consulting engineers by providing independent assessment and expertise, throughout the UK, from material identification to weld inspection.

Specialist Scientific Services for Consulting Engineers
With extensive experience in specialist material science, we can expertly carry out a wide range of materials in-depth analysis, testing and detailed investigation, culminating in reporting, as well as expert witness, where required. Specialist material science services for consulting engineers include:

  • Laboratory Services*
  • Material identification
  • Determination of mechanical properties
  • Chemical analysis and weldability
  • Weld procedure/welder approval testing
  • Component/structural testing
  • Flexural testing of concrete
  • Determination of “E” value for concrete

Site Services*

  • Concrete and steelwork condition assessment
  • Material sampling
  • Weld inspection
  • Paint inspection/testing/sampling
  • Fire damage assessment
  • Structural testing
  • Intrusive surveys
  • Reinforced concrete surveys
  • Diamond core drilling

Investigation & Consultancy Services

  • Component failure investigations
  • Performance testing
  • Corrosion studies
  • Materials selection
  • Expert witness

* A listing of SOCOTEC’s UKAS accredited activities can be found in our schedule of accreditation – Testing Laboratory 0001

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