Case Study: Fabricator Verification - Hardness Testing

A piping fabricator needed to perform Material Hardness testing of carbon steel piping after fabrication. In order for the fabricator to maintain the dimensional requirements of the project, several welds needed to be made in very close proximity. The client's construction standards have a maximum allowable hardness range that must be met for the carbon steel piping.


BAY Technical Associates was hired to perform the material hardness tests of the welds and the heat-affected zones, to ensure that the maximum steel hardness was within acceptable limits.