Instrumental Techniques

The materials evaluation laboratory facility is extensively equipped for the testing and assessment of materials and processes. It can provide detailed strip-down and examination of assemblies using nom-destructive techniques for reliability assessment or failure analysis. It offers a wide variety of inspection and analytical techniques, including microscopy, image analysis, chemical analysis, particles sizing, thermal analysis, mechanical analysis and non-destructive examination.


  • Variable pressure scanning electron microscope
  • EDX Analyser
  • Optical Microscopes, Image Analysis and Digital Microphotography
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer and Microscope
  • Radiography, Ultrasonic Testing, Eddy-Current Testing, Magnetic and Penetrant Flaw Detection
  • Dynamic Mechanical and Thermomechanical Analyser, Differential Scanning Calorimeter, Thermal Gravimetric Analyser
  • X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer
  • 200 kN Materials Testing Machine