Field Measurement

Our X-ray Diffraction Field Measurement Services team uses our portable x-ray diffraction systems on-location to provide rapid and precise retained austenite and residual stress measurements while paying strict attention to safety.

Our systems meet or exceed the requirements of ANSI 43.2 for open-beam operation. Our A2LA accreditation governs the quality of field and laboratory services.

Our portable, centerless diffractometers allow our team to perform nondestructive measurements on a wide variety of sizes and geometries of complex parts ranging in size from traces on a circuit board to a steam line in a major power plant. The Field Measurement Services are quick and precise, minimizing downtime at your location. These measurements can identify potential problems allowing quick remedies before a catastrophic failure shuts down your operation.

The services team performs retained austenite measurements using two distinct austenite and two distinct martensite peaks. ASTM and SAE require the measurement of at least two austenite peaks for accurate measurement. Our retained austenite measurements are performed in accordance with ASTM E975 and SAE SP-453. Residual stress measurements conform to best practices outlined in ASTM E915, ASTM E2860 and SAE HS784. We meet today’s strictest A2LA (ISO/ IEC Guide 17O25) and ISO 9001:2015 quality standards requirements.

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A Reputation for Knowledge and Customer Service
At TEC Materials Testing, we have dedicated ourselves to improving the quality of manufactured products through the application of advanced scientific methods in our products and services.

Since 1982, TEC has designed and manufactured x-ray diffraction (XRD) systems to provide superior testing of metal and ceramic commercial engineering components. One thing our customers know about TEC Materials Testing is that our systems and services have set an industry standard for residual stress and retained austenite measurements.

Our decades of work with manufacturers across a wide range of industries have given us unparalleled knowledge of and experience in stress analysis applications. We understand how important it is that your components are built to endure even the most extreme environments. Our use of the latest technologies and mastery of current analysis techniques make us the natural choice for your materials testing needs.

Technology You Can Rely On
Our products are built for faster, more convenient testing in the field and in the lab. Our x-ray diffraction solutions, which have been in continuous use throughout the world for more than 30 years, are engineered to be compact and portable, delivering results at the speed you need. Serving the automotive, aerospace, power generation, infrastructure, medical components and heavy machinery industries, we provide assistance on site or from our Knoxville, TN-based laboratory, where our A2LA-accredited lab (1033.01) provides mechanical testing that meets the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. All testing is done in accordance with ASTM and SAE standards.

Our team of engineers and qualified staff, having more than 75 years of combined experience and are eager to meet your measurement needs guaranteeing rapid results. Today we are the knowledge leader and trusted partner to industrial customers providing simple solutions to complex materials testing problems across a variety of industries worldwide.