The activities carried out by this area include both, certification work and short to medium term studies, as well as research and development projects related to new material developments and applications along with defect characterizations. These studies meet the needs put forward by the customer and are designed with the aim of providing the most appropriate and efficient response.
The metallurgical area has a team of technicians experienced and specialized on each type of material and/or production process.
We have an electronic microscopy section which, apart from covering the needs of the studies considered, also allows for performing other types of specific analyses such a determining the chemical nature of products occluded in different materials, may they be metallic or not (plastics, glass, etc.), characterization of particles in filters, analysis of pollution and deposits on surfaces, etc.
If necessary, our technicians can visit companies to perform these diagnostic tasks on site. Chemical composition, hardness and structure determinations, together with micrographs by means of replicas and the measurement of ferrite in stainless steel, can be performed using portable equipments.
1. Certification tests
2. Short to medium term studies or projects.
These meet the needs or requirements put forward by the customer. The following aspects can be highlighted among the issues most frequently tackled:
Jose María Murua
Technological Services Manager
José Antonio Goñi
Structural Characterisation Department Coordinator
Non Destructive Testing Department Coordinator
Chemical Department Coordinator
Corrosion and Protection Department Coordinator
Mechanical Testing Department Coordinator
Cryogenic Treatment Department Coordinator