Testing & Characterisation for the Energy Industry
From our ISO 17025-accredited laboratories, we provide a wide array of materials preparation, characterisation, testing, and analysis services.
We have extensive experience of testing materials that are used in the energy industries (for example, power generation equipment - steels, stainless steels, superalloys, thermal barrier coatings (TBCs), resin systems, mica tapes, copper stator bars). We perform standardised testing to support qualifications, investigations, and compliance testing.
Typical test methods include UKAS, ASTM, BS EN, MIL-STD and company-specific methods.
We also characterise novel materials, such as new corrosion-resistant alloys. Lucideon offers custom test program design services to support new material and product development.
Our experts stay at the cutting edge of developing test methods and industry standards to address products manufactured via new techniques, such as additive manufactured raw materials and products, and Flash Sintering of ceramics.
Services include metallurgical evaluations, chemical analysis, high temperature oxidation testing, surface analysis, commercial-grade dedication testing, metallography & imaging & analysis, machining & wire EDM, thermal analysis, mechanical testing, 3DStrain testing (digital image correlation).
A customised materials testing project for International Nuclear Services (INS), UK (Phase 1)