IPB’s destructive test laboratory employs eleven full time members of staff and provides a wide range of mechanical testing all of which is machined in our own in house facilities by experienced and highly trained production operatives.

Our Laboratory Manager Ian Dawson could be considered as perhaps IPB Testing’s greatest asset. Ian has over 28 years of experience in mechanical testing and essentially built up the test house from its inception in 2007 while overseeing the employment and training of all our test house personnel.

We offer testing services to a wide range of customers including those in the oil and gas, power generation, general fabrication and heat treatment sectors as well as steel stockists and the like.

Under our UKAS accreditation the following mechanical tests can be carried out;

  • Tensile testing (ASTM and BS EN) from 2kN to 500kN
  • Impact testing (ASTM, BS EN & Izod) from ambient to – 196°C
  • Vickers hardness testing (5kg, 10kg & 30kg)
  • Brinell hardness testing
  • Weld procedure testing
  • Welder qualification testing
  • Bend testing