Nuclear Industry Testing

The nuclear power industry is seeing a surge of new construction.  With new facilities being built and existing facilities being upgraded, there is extensive demand for materials and components.

IMR Test Labs provides accredited analytical services to a variety of energy industry suppliers, offering testing on metals, specialty alloys, polymers, coatings, ceramics and fiber-reinforced composites.

We provide commercial-grade dedication verification testing to ensure that commercial-grade items are equivalent to items manufactured under a 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix B, quality assurance program.  By providing traceable, verifiable analyses, IMR ensures the safety and reliability of nuclear components.

At IMR Test Labs, we have the equipment, certifications, analytical techniques and a knowledgeable staff to help you. This also includes a quality assurance program in compliance with:

  • 10CFR50 Appendix B
  • 10CFR Part 21
  • ASME III Subsection NCA 3800
  • ASME NQA-1
  • ISO 17025
  • NIAC

 

We regularly serve numerous NQA-1 customers and NIAC member companies. Learn more about our testing services for the nuclear power industry below, or request a quote today!

Analytical Services

Metallurgical Analysis

AWS Certified Weld Inspection
Braze Procedure/Process Analysis
Cross Sectional Analysis
Defect Detection
Grain Size
Inclusion Rating
Intergranular Attack
Macroetch
Microhardness
Microscopy (SEM, Macro, Micro)
Microstructure
Plating Thickness
Porosity

Failure Analysis

Applied Stresses
Coating Failure Analysis
Contaminant Identification
Corrodent Identification
Fractography
Fracture Origin
Failure Mechanism
Nonmetallic Failure Analysis
Root Cause Analysis

Chemical Analysis

Alloy Chemistry (OES, ICP, XRF)
Cleanliness Testing (Internal and External)
Contaminant Analysis
Gravimetry
Nonmetallic Material Confirmation (FTIR, GC/MS, TGA, DSC)
Plating Analysis
Positive Material Identification (PMI)
Rare Earth Element Analysis
Trace Element Analysis
XRD Analysis

Corrosion Testing

Corrosion Failure Analysis
Electrochemical Corrosion Simulation
Slow Strain Rate
Corrodent Identification

Mechanical Testing

Bend Testing (including wraparound)
Creep and Stress Rupture
Fatigue (LCF, HCF, RBF)
Fracture Mechanics Testing
Hardness (Brinell, Rockwell)
Impact Testing
Torsion
Resistance Weld Peel Testing
Tensile/High Temperature Tensile Testing
Weld Evaluation