Forged Rings - 'The Integral Test'

16 September 2020

Often called 'the sacrificial test', this photo helps demonstrate the mechanical testing processes involved in the supply of critical parts. Many specifications require testing to be carried out on a representative product to ensure raw material integrity. This is in contrast to the manufacture of a separately forged block known as the 'qualification test coupon'.

 

There has been significant changes in the standards/specifications over the past 20 years with materials facing much more scrutiny. A good example of this would be API 6A CRA, which is now standard across the Oil & Gas industry for common Nickel Alloy grades such as Alloy 718.