Metallurgy Lab

Metallurgy LabWe have a full-time metallurgist and in-house laboratory to assure we maintain our quality and meet the specific needs of our customers. SP&T’s metallurgist provides analysis and metallurgic engineering to customers to assist them in determining their steel property needs. Our metallurgist works with our customers and other Sterling personnel to identify steel types, grades, gauges and strength required by the customer. Our in-house laboratory enables us to perform macro and micro analysis of our electric welded tubes, and quickly resolve any problems that do arise, minimizing the  impact on delivery schedules.

Our in-house lab enables us to perform the following tests:

  • Weld and tube failure analysis
  • Coating analysis
  • Microstructure analysis with material characterization
  • Weld characterization
  • Rockwell hardness testing
  • Micro hardness profiling
  • Grain size determination
  • Fracture analysis
  • Corrosion Analysis