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Load/Force

From over six million pounds to a fraction of a gram, Stress Engineering Services supplies a full range of standard and customized tensile / compressive load testing services to assess all aspects of equipment, components, products, devices, and material behaviors.

Our engineers and technicians use their comprehensive knowledge and experience, together with an extensive array of static and dynamic load frames of various sizes, orientations, and load capacities, to support the high precision and diverse load test programs we provide.

When more diverse test conditions or specifications are required, our load / force testing may be performed in conjunction with thermal and pressure loading, bending and torque, as well as exposure to fluids, corrosive, harsh, or other environmental factors.  Applied loads may also be cycled to support fatigue analysis.

Combined Load Testing:

  • Tension: up to 6 million lbs (26.7 MN)
  • Compression: up to 4.5 million lbs (20.9 MN)
  • Bending: up to 1,000,000 ft-lbs (1356 KN-m)
  • Internal (Gas) Pressure: up to 32,000 psi (220 MPa)
  • Internal (Liquid) Pressure: up to 60,000 psi (345 MPa)
  • External (Liquid) Pressure: up to 30,000 psi (138 MPa)
  • Temperature: -75°F to 700°F (-59°C to 371°C)

Material Coupon Testing:

  • Tension and Compression: up to 150,000 lbs (667 kN)
  • Temperatures: from Cryogenic to 2000°F (1093°C)
  • Fatigue, Fracture, and Component Testing
  • Saturated or Fully-Immersed Environments
  • Impact Testing: up to 12.7 ft/sec velocity and 223 ft-lbs energy