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Metallurgical Laboratory Services

Stress Engineering Services, Inc. offers full-service, metallurgical laboratory services in our Houston, Cincinnati, New Orleans, and Calgary offices. Our materials testing laboratories are equipped to provide a variety of analytical and testing services from failure analysis to on-site evaluation, accident investigation, group forensic inspections, and litigation support.

Our experienced laboratory staff provides standard metallurgical testing including fractography, metallography, hardness, and mechanical testing. Additionally, our Houston lab is equipped with state-of-the-art scanning electron microscopy, EDS, electron backscatter diffraction, and x-ray diffraction capabilities.

The metallurgical laboratories are supported by more than two dozen metallurgical/materials engineers with decades of experience in a wide variety of industries such as upstream oil and gas, pipeline, downstream refining and petrochemical, manufacturing, consumer products, and consulting. Our metallurgical laboratories are also backed by our extensive full-scale mechanical testing abilities with over 100,000 square feet of laboratory space and load frames up to 6 million pounds in capacity.

Our Capabilities

At Stress Engineering Services, we are experts in taking on your toughest technical problems because we understand that you want the right answer. We can help with the following material testing capabilities: