Elevated Temperature Tensile Testing
Reliable High Performance Testing
Elevated Temperature Tensile Testing is a reliable process used to evaluate the behavior of materials when subjected to a combination of high heat and tension. High temperature testing is performed routinely in many industries for assessing high performance steel and other materials that will be exposed to high temperatures while in service, including nickel alloys intended for jet engines and power generation gas turbines.
Improved Technology, Improved Results
Laboratory Testing Inc. near Philadelphia, PA (USA) has capabilities and qualifications not found at many labs:
- Efficient processing with our furnace carousel that heats up to three specimens at the same time.
- High temperature testing up to 1800°F.
- Nadcap and A2LA accredited Elevated Temperature Tensile Testing performed to ASTM E21.
- An extensometer that enhances the reliability and increases the capabilities of the elevated temperature test system:
- More reliable turnaround
- Improved repeatability and curve accuracy
- Testing for a broader range of samples, including sheet and tubing
- Wider range of specimen sizes
LTI’s Test Process
When performing an elevated temperature tensile test at Laboratory Testing Inc., the specimen is placed inside a furnace capable of heating to 1800°F. Our computer-controlled system heats the specimen to the required temperature, then allows it to soak. During the next step, the specimen is loaded into the test frame, where an extensometer measures the strain on the specimen as the load is increased. The stress/strain curve and all data are recorded by the fully-computerized system and summarized in your Certified Test Report.
- Temperatures – up to 1800°F
- Test Specimens – LTI’s Machine Shop can prepare all test specimens
- ASTM E21