Why Destructive Tests Cuts and Material  Testing?

 Address the Cause, Not the Symptom  

Tests Save You Money and Reduce Risks to Your Vital Structures

Too many times we see problematic building conditions worsen, and deterioration accelerate due to the engineer, architect, or facilities personnel NOT performing the necessary investigatory procedures.   Like your automotive mechanic or doctor, proper and complete diagnosis is critical to resolving and successfully treating a problematic condition.   

Identifying and understanding corrosion catalysts, material compatibility, structural behavior, how the problem developed, with knowledge of influences that contribute to the concern are paramount for a successful project resolve. 

What is a destructive test cut?

A destructive test cut is…

Destructive testing is undertaken in order to understand a specimen’s performance or material behaviour, these procedures are carried out to the test specimen’s failure. Destructive testing procedures can either follow specific standards or can be tailored to reproduce set service conditions.

Destructive testing methods are commonly used for materials characterisation, fabrication validation, failure investigation, and can form a key part of engineering critical assessments, which also involves non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques such as digital radiography.

 

This is a _______ test cut. It was completed to _________. From this cut and 5 others like it, we diagnosed ___________.

This is a _______ test cut. It was completed to _________. From this cut and 5 others like it, we diagnosed ___________.

This is a _______ test cut. It was completed to _________. From this cut and 5 others like it, we diagnosed ___________.

This is a _______ test cut. It was completed to _________. From this cut and 5 others like it, we diagnosed ___________.

This is a _______ test cut. It was completed to _________. From this cut and 5 others like it, we diagnosed ___________.

This is a _______ test cut. It was completed to _________. From this cut and 5 others like it, we diagnosed ___________.

Why Do We Use This Process?

We use destructive test cuts to:

client benefit 1

client benefit 2

client benefit 3

client benefit 4

client benefit 5

 

    Common types of destructive test cuts we use:

     

    Tension tests-used to measure __________

    Bend tests-used to assess _________

    Charpy impact tests-determines ________

     

      Destructive Test Cut Case Study: Roof Leakage

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      Destructive Test Cut Case Study: Material Sample

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      F.A.Q.

      New clients often have questions about destructive test cuts. If you have a question not on our FAQ, please contact us. We love to educate others on this invaluable approach.

      Do destructive test cuts do more damage to my structure?
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      Who pays to repair the destructive test cuts?
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      Do destructive test cuts add time to my project?
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      Do I have to have destructive test cuts if I hire Vitals Structures?
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      Other firms didn't say that I needed destructive test cuts. Why do your firm?
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