IMR Materials Testing Technical Blog
NUCLEAR INDUSTRY MATERIALS TESTING LAB
IMR Test Labs provides analytical testing services for nuclear energy industry power generators, and their suppliers on metals, specialty alloys, polymers, coatings, ceramics and fiber-reinforced composites. We have the equipment and expertise to replicate “hot” operating environments.
Safety is the primary concern for nuclear power production. The ability of component and storage materials to withstand the demanding operating conditions of a power plant is required for public utility and environmental approvals.
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 a quality assurance program in compliance with:
- 10CFR50 Appendix B
- 10CFR Part 21
- ASME III Subsection NCA 3800
- ASME NQA-1
- ISO 17025
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!
NUCLEAR POWER RELATED ANALYTICAL SERVICES
AWS Certified Weld Inspection
Braze Procedure/Process Analysis
Cross Sectional Analysis
Microscopy (SEM, Macro, Micro)
Alloy Chemistry (OES, ICP, XRF)
Cleanliness Testing (Internal and External)
Nonmetallic Material Confirmation (FTIR, TGA, DSC)
Positive Material Identification (PMI)
Rare Earth Element Analysis
Trace Element Analysis
Corrosion Failure Analysis
Electrochemical Corrosion Simulation
Slow Strain Rate
Bend Testing (including wraparound)
Creep and Stress Rupture
Fatigue (LCF, HCF, RBF)
Fracture Mechanics Testing
Hardness (Brinell, Rockwell)
Resistance Weld Peel Testing
Tensile/High Temperature Tensile Testing