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OUR EXPERT TESTING TEAM EXAMINE AND ANALYZE METALLIC SAMPLES TO ENSURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT METAL FOR THE JOB
HOW DOES STEEL IMPACT OUR ECONOMY?
Steel is the fourth-most commonly used metal in the world. From cutlery and outdoor furniture to building frames, bolts, screws, bridges and more, Steel plays a vital role in the modern world. It is highly important to the global economy, and production trends can even be considered an indicator of the health of a country’s economy.
HOW ARE EN 10204 3.1 AND 3.2 CERTIFICATES IMPORTANT FOR STEEL MANUFACTURING?
The manufacturer should release the mill test certificate to the buyers upon purchasing seamless pipe, pipe fittings, or steel plates.
The mill test certificate contains all the specifications of the steel pipe products, including dimensions, sizes, weight, chemical composition, mechanical strength, heat treatment status, test result, traceability etc. This information ensures the product can meet industry-imposed regulations and standards and that the correct chemical compositions are used.
The EN 10204 standard specifies the different inspection documents provided to the purchaser following the order’s requirements for delivering all metallic products.
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Steel is the enabler of a wide range of manufacturing activities. In addition to being one of the most important materials for building and infrastructure, it also drives technological innovation and growth within the sector. Metals producers such as heat treatment, mold making, casting and fabrication companies play a pivotal role in our economy.
Metallurgical testing reveals the condition and makeup of your materials, from grain size analysis to fractography. Our expert testing team can identify material type, defects and processing errors to check if the metallic samples meet the required specification(s) to ensure durability in the intended use. With our 30 years of metallurgical testing experience, our team uses microscopy to provide vital details about the structure and properties of a metal or alloy sample. The process makes use of a metallography examination or analysis.
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1) EN 10204 3.1 CERTIFICATE
The manufacturer must show the actual test result for the steel pipes on sale according to the standard sampling methods. EN 10204 3.1 certificates are endorsed only by the manufacturer’s representative, who has to be independent of the manufacturing process, such as the Quality department or a test house manager/supervisor.
If a steel pipe manufacturer passes the audit for ISO 9001, they have the qualification to release the EN 10204-3.1 certificate. If it fails, they do not have the right to release the certificate.
2) EN 10204 3.2 CERTIFICATE
For EN 10204 3.1 certificates to be upgraded to type EN 10204 3.2, it requires an independent third-party inspection agency to verify the test results. The name of the manufacturer and the buyer shall be specified on the quality certificate of EN 10204-3.2.
EN 10204-3.2 certificate must be released by a certified inspection agency to certify that the test result is the same as the purchase order from a third-party inspection agency.
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