Services

Metallurgical

Testing and examination facilities at Pacific Testing Laboratories are among the most modern and comprehensive in the industry; typical tests are:

  • Chromate Coating on Zinc and Cadmium Surface Analysis
  • Coating/Plating/Case Thickness
  • Corrosion Studies
  • Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis (EDS)
  • Grain Size
  • Grain Structure
  • Hardness
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement
  • Lead-free (Pb-free) Testing
  • Metallography
  • Microfocus X-ray Radiographic
  • Microhardness
  • Microsection
  • Microstructure
  • Optical Emission Spectroscopy
  • Photomacrography/Photomicrography
  • Plating Thickness (Destructive/Non-destructive)
  • Salt Spray (Fog) Corrosion Analysis
  • Stress Corrosion
  • Welding Examination
  • X-ray Radiographic


For our customers who require high resolution topographical imaging, we offer the finest instrumentation available: Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM), including a large specimen chamber and low vacuum capability for the analysis of uncoated non-conductive samples, equipped with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) for elemental analysis, mapping, line scan, etc. The instruments are designed to provide high resolution images up to 300,000X.


A partial view of our Hardness Testing stations, showing two micro-hardness testers and one Rockwell type hardness tester. With these instruments, we are able to offer our customers a wide range of testing on various materials.


A partial view of our Metallurgical examination areas, showing metallurgical microscopes. These instruments, along with our cross-sectioning and polishing equipment, make the Optical Metallography facilities at Pacific Testing among the most extensive in the industry. In addition, these facilities are under the supervision of our Chief Metallurgist, with a Ph.D. in Metallurgy.

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