Testing of materials and laboratory services


Testings- Sampling and modeling, field microscopy from X10 to X100,000 (from optical microscopy to scanning electron microscopy), characterization of materials (metallurgy and polymers) and their mechanical properties (fatigue, tensile, infection, difficulty), chemical identification, characterization Electrochemical and potentiodynamic, flammability tests.

Risk assessment - The laboratory provides risk assessment services following fire or water damage - determining the rate of damage to steel structures exposed to a fire environment or determining the potential damage to electronic / electrical / other products exposed to a wet or wet environment.


Materials testing and laboratory services

The Institute for Failure Research provides a variety of testing services for materials according to Israeli and international standards. Test services provided by the laboratory:


Metallurgy (respectively with ASTM standard E3):

  • Characterization of material properties by means of micro-identification of the material structure on metallographic models or using replica models for testing engineering applications
  • Identification of faults, defects and faults of materials in buildings and machines

Chemical analysis (in accordance with ASTM E1508 standard)

  • Identification of chemical composition of materials
  • Identification of precipitation on surface or in liquid
  • Chip detection

Mechanical testing (in accordance with ISO 6507 standard)

  • Cauchy tests (Vickers / Knop)
  • Stretch test
  • Infection test

Testing coatings (in accordance with ASTM standard E3)

  • Thickness and continuity testing
  • adhesion


  • Stereoscopy (up to X100)
  • Light Microscopy (up to X1000)
  • Scanning electron microscope (X100,000) (respectively with ASTM E766 standard)

Temperature testing (in accordance with ASTM E1965 standard)

  • Continuous and / or discrete continuous temperature change of 0.1 ° C

Corrosion (in accordance with ASTM G3 standard)

  • Testing the potentiodynamic curve using corrosive behavior of materials in different media
  • Examination of materials for working conditions and corrosive environment
  • Application of suitable solutions including cathodic protection and coating selection
  • Identification of failure mechanisms of corrosion according to the occurrence of damage includes biological phenomena such as bio-corrosion

Risk assessments

Fire damage assessment for steel structures (replicas):

  • Documentation of a building in a fire arena and locating pillars / pits / supports for examination
  • A metallographic examination (not destroying) using the method of reprocessing on the accessory
  • Difficulty testing
  • Analyze the test results and determine the condition of the accessory

Evaluating potential water damage to various products (electronic / electrical / metallic)

  • Comparison of a suspicious product exposed to a damp environment with a proper reference product
  • Environmental testing of the suspect product and the normal product
  • A microscopic evaluation of the acclimation results
  • Analysis of results and determining the potential damage rate

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