Material testing


Tensile testing

Tensile testing at room temperature DIN EN ISO 6892-1
Tensile test at increased temperatures DIN EN ISO 6892-2*
Specimen geometry DIN EN ISO 6892-1, DIN 50126, AAR M – 101, ASTM A 370

Charpy impact test

Charpy impact test at Room temperature to -50 °C DIN EN ISO 148-1
Specimen geometry ISO – V, ISO – U**** DIN EN ISO 148-1
lower temperatures possible* DIN EN ISO 148-1
Geometry and test temperatures according to US standards ASTM A 370

Hardness test

according to Brinell (HBW 10/3000) DIN EN ISO 6506-1
according to Vickers (HV 30) DIN EN ISO 6507-1
Dynamic hardness measurement DynaMic


Jominy – Test DIN EN ISO 642, ASTM A 255

Evaluation of the degree of purity

Micro purity level DIN EN ISO 4967 procedure A
Micro purity level (upon request) DIN 50602***

non-destructive material testing**

Training of the examiners(Level 1 – 3) DIN EN ISO 9712 IS, MS
Training according to ASME (Level 1 – 3) ASME SNT-TC-1A
ultrasonic testing manual DIN EN ISO 10308, DIN EN ISO 10228-3
Ultrasonic testing for railroad components manual DIN EN ISO 5948, DIN EN 13261
Ultrasonic testing automated DIN EN 13261, DBS 918275

Further sets of rules and standards with supplementary / deviating specifications for tests

Pressure devices and flanges TÜV AD 2000, DRGL (PED)  2014/68/EU, KTA 3903 ASTM A 255
Railroad applications Germany DBS 918275
Railroad applications Europe DIN EN 13261
Railroad applications U.S. AAR M – 1003, AAR M – 101
Railroad applications United Kingdom RISAS
Railroad applications China TJCL 216 A
Shipbuilding rules included Lifting appliances (Offshore – Cranes)

Marine und Offshore



ABS Rules for materials and welding

Bureau Veritas Materials and welding

Lloyds Register Rules for theManufacture, Testing and Certification of Materials

Oil extraction and pipelines ASTM A 694, ASTM A 961


Other test methods are possible on request, also according to foreign standards(ASTM, ASME, British Standard, GOST [Государственный Стандарт]).

Tests according to older, now invalid, standards are also possible, (SEP – Leaflets, DVM – rules), – if this is explicitly ordered.


*the test is performed at an accredited external service partner.

** Dye penetrant inspection and magnetic particle testing on request.

***the standard has been withdrawn, but is still frequently used.

****other sample shapes are possible on request.


All tests are carried out in accordance with the latest version of the currently valid standards.

For all tests, the measuring tools and machines are regularly checked and calibrated by accredited institutions (Saxon State Office for Metrology and Verification) or by accredited test laboratories of the manufacturers.