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Welcome to Metlabs

Metlabs (Australia) Pty Ltd was established in early 2010 to meet the growing demand for non destructive testing (NDT) throughout Western Australia.

Metlabs is a boutique inspection company structured to supply a more personal service with prompt report turn-around, 24 hours a day seven days a week. We offer non-destructive testing, mechanical testing, pressure equipment inspections, failure investigations, dye penetrant testing and metallurgical services.

Our company’s size and structure allows us to offer our services at a price far more competitive than other non-destructive testing companies. This does not, however, reduce the scope of work.

Our team comprises multi-disciplined technicians, trained to the highest standard. Any test method can be carried out by any of our technicians. This reduces downtime for your company, performing inductions and site familiarisations.

Metlabs – for all your non-destructive testing, mechanical testing, pressure equipment inspection and failure investigation needs!
Chemical Analysis

Onsite and offsite testing and analysis

Failure Analysis

Characterise and categorise the nature and probable causes of material and component failure.

Metallography & Microstructure Characteristics

Heat treatment condition, Surface coatings, Selective hardened surface layers, Chemistry and Hardness

Hardness Testing

Metlabs has both laboratory based and portable testing equipment. For a variety of hardness tests

Surface Replication

A method used to obtain a surface representation of the materials microstructure.

Weld Procedures

Review existing procedures Develop new procedures & Recommend repair procedures

Welding & Weld Defect Analysis

Examination of weld and welded joints.

Material Identification, Selection & Recommendation

Heat treatment condition, Surface coatings, Selective hardened surface layers, Chemistry, Hardness

From the Founder
"We welcome you to our company and look forward to working with you to build a prosperous and very useful partnership."
Kris Townend
  —  
CEO of Metlabs & Metlabs Tech
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Metallurgical Services

Chemical Analysis

Using Oxford instruments – PMI Master Pro – optical omission spectrometer (OES), for analysis of;

- Carbon and low alloy steels
- Stainless steels/ “L” grade distinction capable
- Aluminium and aluminium alloys
- Coppers and copper alloys
- Nickel and nickel alloys

The PMI Master Pro is a portable testing unit and we offer onsite testing.

Material Identification

This includes;

  • Heat treatment condition
  • Surface coatings
  • Selective hardened surface layers
  • Chemistry (XRF/optical)
  • Hardness (EQUITIP/MIC10)

Failure Analysis

Characterise and categorise the nature and probable causes of material and component failure.

  • Failure mode identification (Fracture, Cracking, Distortion, Corrosion, Wear)
  • Contributing factors
  • Identification of failure mechanism

(Fatigue, Overload, Stress corrosion cracking, embrittlement, ductile or brittle fracture).

Metallography & Microstructure Characteristics

Evaluation of a materials microstructure using the aid of a high powered stereo microscope.

  • Identification and measurement of phases
  • Grain structure shape and size
  • Phase distribution
  • Microstructure deformation
  • Fracture and crack nature. ie – intergranular / transgranular.

Hardness Testing

Metlabs has both laboratory based and portable testing equipment.

Testing can be conducted using the following methods:

  • Vickers hardness (HV)
  • Brinell hardness (HB)
  • Rockwell C (HRC)

Our Equotip and Hardtip instruments are portable and we offer onsite testing.

Surface Replication

A method used to obtain a surface representation of the materials microstructure, which may contain cracking, defects or flaws. This method is mostly used in the field and when it is not possible to section the component (mostly non-destructive).

  • Steels, stainless steels, cast irons

Weld Procedures

  • Review existing procedures
  • Develop new procedures
  • Recommend repair procedures

Welding & Weld Defect Analysis

Examination of weld and welded joints.

  • Weld macrostructure
  • Weld microstructure
  • Weld metal composition
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Professional Serivices

Our team is always here to help you with your project

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Kris Townend

Owner, Metlabs Australia Pty Ltd, Metlabs Blast & Inspect Pty Ltd and Metlabs Tech Pty Ltd
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John Carroll

General Manager at Metlabs Australia
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226 Planet Street, Welshpool, WA 6106
+61 8 9361 4995
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Our offices are open 8:30am till 4:00pm
226 Planet St, Welshpool WA 6106
info@metlabsaust.com.au
(08) 9361 4995
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