Hardness Testing


Hardness has already been defined as the resistance of a material to indentation or abrasion by another hard body (good hardness generally means that the material is resistant to scratching and wear). It is by indentation that most hardness tests are performed. A hard indenter is pressed into the specimen by a standard load, and the magnitude of the indentation (either area or depth) is taken as a measure of hardness. Hardness tests are commonly used for assessing material properties because they are quick and convenient. However, a variety of testing methods is appropriate due to differences in hardness among different materials. The most well-known hardness tests are Brinell and Rockwell.


Our solution

AlphaNDT can provide on-site Hardness Testing by using easy-to-use, portable analyzers that is fast and reliable, allowing the followings:

  • Verification of Hardness after PWHT
  • Material Hardness verification after machining
  • Rapid verification of alloys used in critical process components
  • Quality control of welds, pipes, valves, and reaction vessels materials
  • Incoming inspection of alloy materials and components before they enter production
  • Reduce the risk of company liability with documented safety standards
  • AlphaNDT´s exclusive, one-stop shop services