Material Characterization
Understanding the chemical properties of materials is a critical engineering tool that can expedite your design and manufacturing process as well as solve costly quality control and verification issues.

At Subodh Technologists (ST), our expert chemists utilize several analytical tools and methods to provide a wide range of chemical analyses for a variety of applications.

Subodh Technologists Chemical laboratory employs sophisticated analytical instruments to analyze aluminum alloys, low alloy steels, stainless steels, cast iron, carbon steels, copper alloys, nickel alloys, tool steels and nitrogen.

Testing instruments include sophisticated OES, AA, XRF, GDS technology based spectrometers from Spectro Germany, LECO USA, Varian and other internationally reputed companies.
Chemical Tests      

Wet Chemical Analysis

  • Wet Analysis on Ferrous Metals
  • Wet analysis on Non-ferrous Metals

Spectro Chemical Analysis
(performed on state-of-the-art spectrometers)

  • Ferrous Base
  • Non-Ferrous Base (Cu, Ni, Al base)
  • Ferro Alloy

Purity of alloy by Electrolysis Method

ONH by Leco Inert Gas Fusion Technique

Mechanical Testing
Subodh Technologists (ST) offers a comprehensive range of mechanical testing services. Combining our vast experience with advanced technology and proven methodology, ST will generate the answers you need to ensure optimal product performance.

ST maintains a good machine shop that is fully equipped to prepare specimen as per code. In addition, our highly trained staff possesses extensive experience in engineering, mechanics, and materials science to ensure the highest quality materials evaluations.


Mechanical Testing

  • Tensile/Transverse/Compression Test
  • Tensile Test with Proof Stress & Stress Strain Diagram
  • Tensile Test at elevated temp (Hot Tensile) upto 400˚C
  • Tensile Test For Torr Steel Bar
  • Re-bend Test On Torr Steel (After Aging)
  • Reverse bend Test
  • Section Weight/Unit Weight
  • Proof Load Test For Bolt /Nut
  • Wedge Load/Head Soundness Test
  • Proof Load/Slip test on fabricated items(Clamps.D’Shackles,Hangers.etc)
  • Flattening/Flaring/Flange/Crushing Test
  • Shear Test on bolt
  • Nick Break Test
  • Bend Test On Plate
  • Hardness Test Per Location HRC/HRB/HF HB/HV
  • Impact Test
  • Fracture Test On Fillet
  • Pull Out Test On Mock Up
  • Tear Test On Mock Up
  • Minimum Leak Path (MLP)
  • Torque Test (Nuts/Bolts)
  • Weldability Test
  • Thickness Measurement Test
  • Macro Examination On Mock Up
  • Macro Examination On Forging
  • Macro Examination On Fillet
  • Macro Examination with Photograph
  • Macro Etch Test On Pipe
  • Macro Test On Plate
  • Grain Flow /Forgeability Test
  • Shear Test on Claded plate
  • Superficial Hardness
  • Timber Testing / Wood Testing
  • Graphite Tests--Specialised Elevated Temp Tests
  • ASTM G98 Galling Resistance Tests
Corrosion Analysis
We have carved a niche for ourselves in this field of testing and offer all specialized Corrosion Tests required by the industry. Some tests are so specialized that our clients and lab personnel together derive procedures for testing and interpretation of results on basis of international standards like NACE and ASTM

    Corrosion Analysis

Corrosion Tests Performed

  • Tests
  • IGC Practice 'A' (Oxalic Acid Etch Test) ASTM A-262
  • IGC Practice 'B' (Ferric Sulphate -Sulphuric Acid) 120 Hours, ASTM A-262
  • IGC Practice 'C' (Nitric Acid) 240 Hours, ASTM A-262
  • IGC Practice 'E' (Copper Sulphate-Sulphuric Acid), ASTM A-262
  • Hydrogen Induced Cracking Test (HIC)
    (For 3 Specimen) 96 hours test as per NACE TM 0284
  • Sulphide Stress Cracking Test (SSC) for 720 hours as per NACE TM 0177
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking Test (SCC) as per NACE TM0177
    High Temperature and Pressure with highly sophisticated machines
    which can cater to huge volumes.
  • Crevice Corrosion (ASTM G48)
  • Pittings Corrosion (ASTM G48) Pr A,B,C,D,E and F
  • Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking Test as per ASTM G36
  • Four Point Bend Test as per NACE TM0177
  • Salt Spray Test as per ASTM B117
  • Corrosion Test as per ASTM G31 (Immersion Tests)
  • Corrosion Test as per ASTM G87-Wet Sulphur Dioxide Test
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement Test as per ASTM F519
  • Critical Pitting Temperature Determination as per ASTM G48
  • Exco Tests for Aluminium Alloys ASTM G34
  • ASTM F945 Tests for Stress Corrosion of Titanium Alloys by Aircraft Engine Cleaning Materials       
Metallography Services
Uncovering a metal's character, its heat treatment condition, its microstructure, the process by which it was formed, and whether it conforms to necessary specifications, requires metallurgical analysis. The laboratory's metallurgical engineers and technicians combine their chemical and metallurgical expertise to deliver rapid and accurate analyses.

Additionally, the metallurgical staff performs micro and macro examinations to detect, identify, and resolve specification issues.

Microstructure Evaluations: Grain size determination, Inclusion Rating, Decarburization Depth, Case Depth, Nodularity, heat treatment condition, porosity measurement, micro structural constituents and Volume Fraction; Plating Evaluation and Plating thickness.

Photographic Documentation: Image Processing System on Hi-Tech metallurgical microscopes like Olympus. Stereo Microscope from Carl Zeiss, Germany is used for metal analysis and failure case studies.

Macro Examination: Welded joints, forged components, brazed joints.

Metallography Services    

Metallography Services

  • Micro examination with photograph
  • Macro examination on plate with photograph
  • Macro examination on pipe / tube with photograph
  • Macro examination on Mockup sample
  • Macro examination on forging / forgeability
NDT-Non Destructive Tests

NDT-Non Destructive Tests


  • Magnetic Particle Tests
  • Coating Thickness Measurement Tests
  • Ferrite Content Tests
  • Portable Hardness Tests
  • Ultrasonic Testing Using ModSonic DGS Model II
  • Thickness Gauging
  • Postive material Identification using XRF spectrometer from Spectro-Germany.
Failure Analysis

Why Failure Analysis?
Any engineering material can fail in any number of ways, including inadequate design allowances, improper manufacturing techniques, or service conditions that exceed design margins. Failures are generally costly, not only in terms of repair, but also in terms of downtime and the increased engineering support required to prevent future failures.

However, once a part has failed, it makes sense to carry out a thorough investigation to understand the root cause and to develop strategies that prevent a recurrence. A well thought out, systematic and carefully executed failure analysis at Subodh provides the Knowledge required to help prevent future problems.

The visual examination of failed components can often quickly answer questions such as:

  • What Was The Mode Of Failure?
  • Did It Crack, Or Was There A Uniform Or Pitting Corrosion Failure?
  • Did The Protective Oxide Film Break Down?
  • Were The Welds Visibly Contaminated

Typical Metallurgical Failure Mechanisms
  • Fatigue Failures
  • Corrosion Failures
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Ductile And Brittle Fractures
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement
  • Liquid Metal Embrittlement
  • Creep And Stress Rupture

We follow a step by step systematic approach to failure analysis of metals.

Coming Soon on this page...
Case Studies on Failure analysis
RoHS Compliance
RoHS is often referred to as the lead-free directive, but it restricts the use of the following six substances:
The lab has full capability to Certify metals as RoHS certified tracing elements to ppm levels.
  • LEAD (Pb)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Hexavalent Chromium (Cr6+)
  • Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB)
  • Polybrominateddiphenyl ether (PBDE)

RoHS Compliance
Timber Tests
We undertake a host of Timber Tests as per IS and ASTM standards.
Some of our capabilities:
  • Moisture content.
  • Specific Gravity.
  • (Air Dry Density).
  • Static bending strength.
  • Compressive strength
  • Shear strength
  • Tensile strength

Timber Tests
Weld Tests
Weld Tests are performed to assure the quality of welds as well as to confirm the presence, location and coverage of welds.

Weld Tests are regulary performed by our personnel to give the most proficient Results.

Weld Tests as per ASTM, ASME, BS, IBR, IS etc are performed.

Macro and Micro Examinations post the tests are carried out on highly sophisticated microscopes from Olympus and Zeiss.

Our working systems have been designed to perform all Welding Tests / PQR in a very low turnaround time.

Weld Tests
PWHT Stress Relieving
In-House Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT) using computer controlled furnace to relieve residual stresses in material is available. All SR cycles can be set and desired Heat Treatment can be obtained on the material. We regularly perform SR and HT cycles on number of Metal samples prior to Testing as instructed by our clients.

PWHT Stress Relieving  
Speciality Tests


  • Mass Of Zinc Coating (Stripping Test)
  • Uniformity Of Zinc coating (Preece Test)
  • Adhesion Test
  • Chloride Content and PH value in Water
  • Jominey Hardenability Test ASTM A255
  • FOAM HDPUF Tests with proper controlled Strain Rate for Compression Tests as per ASTM 1621
  • FOAM HDPUF Saturated Density Tests using state-of-the-art Reaction Vessels.
  • Welder Qualification Test
  • Electrode Qualification Test
  • Mercurous Nitrate Test
  • Freight Containers-Mechanical Seals Testing as per ISO 17712
  • Metals--Ductility Test
  • Coating Tests--Film Hardness by Pencil Test as per ASTM D3363
  • Coating Tests--Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test as per ASTM 3359
Positive Material Identification (PMI)
Portable XRF Spectrometer capable of measuring chemical composition of material is used for PMI service. Elemental identification & quantitative evaluation of material irrespective of size or shape without damaging the sample is carried out by experienced technicians at Subodh. Foundries, Fabricators, Stock yards, power plant, refineries, electronic equipment manufacture & chemical process plants are major users of PMI.

Subodh Technologists uses best in Class handheld XRF spectrometer X-Sort from SPECTRO, Germany.

Speciality: 2 Seconds Analysis program.

Positive Material Identification (PMI)
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