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Advanced Materials Diagnostic & Research Group

With the rising demand for the materials testing, we provide expertise to analyse metal quality, degradation & failures


With the rising demand for materials testing, we provide expertise to analyze metal quality, degradation & failures. Accredited with ISO/IEC 17025, we assure our test methods which include metallographic examination, material characterization test, mechanical tests, high-temperature creep test, steam oxidation tests, wear & erosion tests, etc, are traceable to ASTM, ASME, and ISO standards.

Currently, we focus on the database development for Boilers, Pressure Vessels & Gas Turbines. Take a look at our detailed projects:

  • Material Database Development (Boilers, Pressure Vessels & Gas Turbines)

    We focus on the following areas:

    • Condition Based Monitoring (CBM)

    • Risk-Based Inspection (RBI)

    • Material Integrity Analysis (MIA)

    • Remaining Life Assessment (RLA)

  • New Inspection Techniques ((Non-Invasive &

    Non-Destructive) Our techniques include:

    • Robotic Boroscope Inspection to detect internal pipe/tube defects.

    • Scanning Force Microscopy to detect creep damage & volumetric measurement.

  • Development of Material Diagnostic & Early Detection System

    This development program includes:

    • High Temperature Creep Life Assessment & Creep Crack Growth Analysis

    • Acoustic Emission Measurement System

    • Real-time monitoring system for boiler tubes or steam piping performance (test parameters: temperature, water/steam flow, displacement, etc.)

    • Mechanical test system & environmental ageing test system for composite cross arm assemblies.

  • Damage Control, Defect Analysis, Repair & Refurbishment Procedure

    It includes:

    • Simulation Test For High-Temperature Steam Oxidation.

    • Simulation Test For Stress Corrosion Cracking

    • Repair procedures for ex-service or thermally aged P91 steam piping to extend serviceability


    • Rejuvenation heat treatment for ex-service turbine blades using Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) method.

  • Exploration of New Inspection Techniques

    • We analyze and develop new inspection techniques covering both non-destructive and destructive techniques


We offer the following solutions:

• Metallurgical Analysis / Microstructure Analysis

• Material Characterization

• Fractography

• Micro Vickers / Rockwell Hardness Test

• Tensile Test for Metallic Materials At Ambient & High Temperature

• High Temperature Creep Test

• High-Temperature Steam Oxidation Test

• Stress Corrosion Cracking Test

• High Temperature Wear & Erosion Test

• High-Temperature Steam Oxidation Test

• Stress Corrosion Cracking Test

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