From characterisation to weldability
The Belgian Welding Institute (BWI) covers a vast range of destructive and non-destructive testing techniques in-house and through a network of partners. Some of these tests are unique in Europe.
Destructive testing techniques
- Characterising materials and coatings
BWI has the equipment and the expertise to carry out a wide array of materials and coatings characterisation tests.
- Customised materials tests
BWI covers a vast range of specialised materials tests via testing equipment in-house or at partner organisations. Among our specialties are fracture, fatigue, large-scale fatigue and creep tests.
Non-destructive testing techniques
It is not always cost-effective or possible to take samples from components that are still in use. In such cases, BWI can rely on non-destructive testing techniques such as replica examination, magnetic and (dye) penetrant testing, and on site hardness measurements.
BWI has a weld simulator to carry out weldability test as to predict the welding behaviour of a material and define its optimal thermal welding cycle.