Validating destructive test methods

This gives an indication of the ‘toughness’ of the metal and two methods are usually employed for impact testing, Charpy or Izod.

Tensile testing Tensile testing, or tension testing, is used to determine the behaviour of the metal when it is being pulled.

Intertek’s mechanical testing of metals uses impact, tensile and hardness testing to determine whether a metal is suitable for its intended use.

Mechanical testing of metals is an integral process to establishing how a tested material performs under exacting conditions and whether it complies with national or international standards.

Axel Schroeder, Operations Director at Concept Heidelberg, looks at the regulatory background and implementation of rapid methods Scientific progress in the field of cellular and molecular biotechnology has led to a fast development of biopharmaceuticals, tissue engineered applications and advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs).

The choice of a new microbiological test method is particularly important for the suitability and successful implementation.Foundries, fabricators, manufacturers, metal stockholders, importers and welding inspectors need the reassurance that a metal or alloy will be suitable for a product’s intended use or meets industry specifications.At Intertek, we provide impact, tensile and hardness testing at our laboratories using advanced testing equipment.Thus the classic compendial microbiological test methods are often not suitable for these substances and products.Additionally, many modern therapeutics have a short shelf-life.

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