Traceability features heavily within our measurement processes and practices. To guarantee the correct calibration, suitability of measuring devices and traceability of those devices we ensure that we follow a set of controlled metrology standards within our processes. This ensures the accuracy of our measurements and the reliability of measurement within the manufacturing environment.
Materials traceability and testing is an integral part of assuring component integrity. Leveraging the British Engines’ extended supply network we provide sourcing of materials, standard, exotic alloys or purely more competitive supply through economies of scale. Again, traceability features here with the metallurgy laboratory providing the following materials testing:
- Tensile testing at room temperature
- Impact testing to British and ASTM standards from room temperature to -196°C.
- Bend testing
- Hardness testing (Brinell, Vickers/Micro Vickers and Rockwell).
- ASTM A923 Ferritic chloride pitting test method for detecting detrimental intermetallic phase in wrought duplex austenitic/ferritic stainless steels.
- ASTM G48 Pitting and crevice corrosion resistance of
stainless steels and related alloys
- Optical emission spectrometer – equipped to analyse all ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.
- Full metallographic preparation and facilities including optical microscope/stereo microscope with the ability to carry out, but not limited to, the following metallurgical assessments:-
- Case depth evaluation
- Ferrite content
- Grain size
- Heat treatment condition
- Porosity determination
- Evaluation of material defects/surface defects
- Coating thickness of HVOF thermal spray coating, Ni or Cr plating
- Austenite spacing
- Failure investigations