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Metallurgical Evaluation - Nuclear Sector

Metallurgical Evaluation for the Nuclear Industry

With extensive experience of metallic components and systems that must perform under harsh environments, our metallurgical engineers provide critical insight into your materials problems.

We have thorough knowledge of casting, additive manufacturing, machining, welding, brazing, soldering, babbitt, and heat-treatment processes, as well as specialised expertise in superalloys, blade materials, stress-corrosion cracking, qualifying new alloys, failure analysis and performing characterisations to support nuclear commercial-grade dedication testing for safety-related applications.


We will support you through:

  • Braze analysis
  • Case depth
  • Casting evaluations
  • Cleanliness evaluations
  • Coating characterisation
  • Corrosion susceptibility
  • Failure analysis
  • Fractography
  • Grain size and distribution
  • High-quality photo documentation (micro/macro)
  • Image analysis
  • Inclusion content
  • Macro etching



  • Metallographic evaluation
  • Micro-indentation hardness testing
  • Operator qualifications (weld/braze)
  • Phase segregation and identification
  • Surface characterisation
  • Porosity measurements
  • Weld evaluations
  • High temperature oxidation testing


Specimens are extracted and prepared for testing and analysis in our in-house machine shop reducing turnaround times and increasing specimen traceability.

White Papers

Nuclear Power Station
Analysis of Detrimental Elements for Non-Metallic Materials Used in Nuclear Reactors

This white paper outlines analysis techniques for measuring concentrations of corrosion-assisting elements in nuclear reactors

Power Station
Encapsulation Using Adapted Geopolymer Formulations Based on Foundation Industry Wastes

Lucideon has developed geopolymer formulations for diverse applications and has built the understanding to control important characteristics

Encapsulation of Wastes Using Adapted Geopolymer Formulations

A geopolymer formulation characterized by a low initial viscosity, suitable to immobilise a wide range of waste types such as oils, chemicals and solid waste, is introduced and characterised