LMATS Pty Ltd

Site

LMATS Melbourne Laboratory

Accreditation No.

15840

Site No.

17127

Date of Accreditation

03 Jul 2008

Address

6 Techno Park Drive
Williamstown, VIC 3016
Australia

lmats.com.au

Contact

Ms Sakshi Kumar P: +61 (03) 93999199

Availability

Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

LMATS Melbourne Laboratory

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Limitations
Evaluation of mechanical performance of pressure equipment Metallic storage vessels; Piping; Pressure fittings; Pressure vessels; Valves Hydrostatic pressure Not applicable Above ground and exposed pipe sections up to 50 MPa
Piping; Pressure fittings; Valves Hydrostatic pressure; Leakage Not applicable Above ground and exposed pipe sections up to 50 MPa
Leak evaluation of welds Metallic storage vessels Leakage Differential pressure box
Non-destructive testing (NDT) - Material properties and internal integrity Bonded metals; Castings - Cast irons, steel and alloy steels; Castings - Non-ferrous metals and alloys; Rolled or wrought non-ferrous materials; Rolled or wrought steel products; Welded joints - Aluminium alloys; Welded joints - Clad and overlaid steel; Welded joints - Ferritic materials; Welded joints - Stainless steel, austenitic and duplex materials Ultrasonic detection and characterisation of discontinuities A-scan capability; Phased array capability (PAUT) - Manual; Time of flight diffraction (TOFD) - Manual
Castings - Cast irons, steel and alloy steels; Castings - Non-ferrous metals and alloys; Composite materials; Rolled or wrought aluminium products; Rolled or wrought non-ferrous materials; Rolled or wrought steel products; Welded joints - Aluminium alloys; Welded joints - Clad and overlaid steel; Welded joints - Copper and copper-nickel alloys; Welded joints - Ferritic materials; Welded joints - Stainless steel, austenitic and duplex materials; Welded joints - Titanium and titanium alloys Radiographic detection and characterisation of discontinuities Computed radiography (CR); Film radiography
Castings - Cast irons, steel and alloy steels; Castings - Non-ferrous metals and alloys; Rolled or wrought non-ferrous materials; Rolled or wrought steel products Eddy current determination of conductivity Conductivity meter
Castings - Cast irons, steel and alloy steels; Metallic tubes - Ferromagnetic materials; Rolled or wrought steel products; Welded joints - Stainless steel, austenitic and duplex materials Eddy current determination of ferrite number Ferrite meter
Composite materials; Metallic tubes - Non-ferromagnetic materials; Rolled or wrought non-ferrous materials Eddy current detection and characterisation of discontinuities Low frequency eddy current (LOFEC) scanning
Non-destructive testing (NDT) - Product profile and corrosion mapping Castings; Forgings; Metallic components; Metallic piping; Metallic plate; Metallic tubes - Ferromagnetic materials; Metallic tubes - Non-ferromagnetic materials Ultrasonic material profiling and characterisation of material loss A-scan - Manual; Phased array capability (PAUT) - Manual
Ultrasonic material thickness - Spot or grid measurements A-scan - Manual; Thickness meter
Metallic components Radiographic determination of product geometry Film radiography
Metallic piping; Metallic tubes - Ferromagnetic materials; Metallic tubes - Non-ferromagnetic materials Radiographic determination of wall thickness and material profiling Computed radiography (CR); Film radiography
Metallic tubes - Non-ferromagnetic materials Electromagnetic material profiling Multiple frequency eddy current
Non-destructive testing (NDT) - Surface techniques Coatings Coating thickness High frequency eddy current
Metallic surfaces Visual detection of discontinuities (prior to initial service) - Rolled products Visual examination
Dye penetrant detection of discontinuities Solvent removable; Water washable
Visual detection of discontinuities (prior to initial service) - Castings Visual examination
Visual detection of discontinuities (prior to initial service) - Forgings Visual examination
Visual detection of discontinuities (during service life for defined service applications) - Forgings Visual examination Valve components, pressure vessel attachments, locomotive engine components
Magnetic particle detection of discontinuities AC magnetic flow; DC magnetic flow
Visual detection of discontinuities (prior to initial service) - Welded joints Visual examination
Electromagnetic detection and characterisation of discontinuities Eddy current array; High frequency eddy current

Crack and corrosion detection 

Metallic surfaces Visual detection of discontinuities (during service life for defined service applications) - Welded joints Visual examination Pressure vessel and structural welds, including pipe welds
Visual detection of discontinuities (during service life for defined service applications) - Rolled products Visual examination Pressure vessel and structural plates and sections
Visual detection of discontinuities (during service life for defined service applications) - Castings Visual examination Valve bodies, piping components, locomotive engine components

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Manufactured Goods

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Evaluation of access protection products Edge protection (including guardrails and guardrail posts) Deflection; Rigidity; Strength Not applicable

AS 1657 Section 6.1.2, Appendices B and C

Material performance evaluation of elastomers, plastics and composite products Pipe material and related products Peel strength; Tensile properties Tensile tests with load stress and cross-head control

ISO 13953

ISO 13954

Butt joints
Material performance evaluation of metal products Fixtures and components Tensile properties Not applicable

LMATS in-house procedure TP-ME-02

500 N to 500 kN

Prepared metallic test specimens; Tubing/piping Bending properties; Compression; Flattening properties; Shear modulus; Shear strength Not applicable

LMATS in-house procedure TPME-03, AS/NZS 1163 Section 10; AS 2505.3; ASTM A370

Compression - 500 N to 500 kN

Prepared metallic test specimens; Welded test specimens Hardness Brinell; Rockwell - Scale B; Rockwell - Scale C; Vickers

AS 1816.1; ASTM A370; ASTM E10; ISO 6506-1;AS 1815.1; ASTM E18; ASTM E384; ISO 6508.1;AS 1817.1; ISO 9015-1; ISO 9015-2; ISO 6507-1; AS 2205.6.1

Brinell 4.9 to 29.4 kN including tests at 29.4 kN using portable hardness testers; Vickers 9.8 N to 490 N and Vickers microhardness up to 9.8 N

Tensile properties All-weld-metal tensile; Axial tensile; Longitudinal tensile; Tensile tests with control of strain rate, including yield stress and proof stress; Transverse butt tensile; Transverse joggle-butt tensile; Transverse tensile; Uniaxial tension

AS 1391, ASTM A370, ASTM E8,ISO 6892-1,AS 2205.2, ISO 4136, ISO 5178, ISO 9018, AS 3992 Section 13.2, ASME IX QW150 and QB150, AWS D1.1 Section 4 and AWS D1.6 Section 4


500 N to 500 kN 

Bending properties Longitudinal guided bend; Transverse guided bend

AS 2505.1; AS 2205.2; AS 2205.5, ASTM A370, AS 2205.3.1, AS 2205.3.2, AS 2205.3.3, AS 3992 Section 13.3, ASME IX QW160, AWS D1.1 Section 4, AWS D1.6 Section 4,

 ISO 5173

Charpy impact toughness Charpy - Lateral expansion; Charpy V-notch - Impact value

AS 1544.2; AS 2205.7.1; ASTM E23; ISO 148-1

Temperature range - ambient down to -70°C and at -196°C

Excluding lateral expansion for ASTM E23
Reinforcing bar and steel prestressing materials for concrete Bending properties Simple bend

AS/NZS 4671 clause 7.2.3

Geometric properties Indentation geometry; Mass per unit length; Rib geometry

AS 4671 Appendices C 3.1, C 3.2, C 3.3

Tensile properties Longitudinal tensile

AS/NZS 4671 Clause 7.2.2; Appendix C2.2

Threaded fasteners, bolts and nuts Tensile properties Not applicable

 AS 1391; AS 4291.1

500 N to 500 kN

Tubing/piping Bending properties; Flattening properties; Shear strength Not applicable

AS/NZS 1163 Section 10, AS 2505.3, ASTM A370

Welded test specimens Cracking Hot cracking

AS 2205.9.1

Shear strength Tensile tests with load stress and cross-head control

 AS 2205.8.1, AS 2205.8.2, ISO 15630-2 

Torque on stud welds Not applicable

ASME IX QW 192

Nick-break fracture Visual examination

AS 2205.4.1, ISO 9017 

Fillet-break fracture Macroscopic examination; Visual examination

AS 2205.4.2; AWS D1.1 Section 4; ASME Section IX QW 12; AWS D1.6 Section 46; ISO 9017

Macroscopic examination Visual examination

AS 3992 Section 13.5; ASME IX; AWS D1.1; AWS D1.6

Including brazed specimens
Macroscopic examination Macroscopic examination

AS 2205.5.1, ISO 17639

Wire, wire strands and coated wire products Bending properties Reverse bend; Simple bend

AS 2505.2, AS2505.4

Wrapping Not applicable

AS 2505.6, ASTM A370

Tensile properties Cord breaking strength of conveyor wire; Longitudinal tensile

 AS 1391, ASTM A370, ASTM E8, ISO 6892.1

Material performance evaluation of paint and related products Architectural coatings; Automotive coatings; Decorative coatings; Industrial coatings; Marine coatings Residual contaminants - Chlorides; Residual contaminants - Oil or water droplet contamination; Residual contaminants - Presence of mill scale; Residual contaminants - Soluble salts of iron; Residual contaminants - Surface dust Not applicable

AS 3894.6, Methods A, E

Ductility Not applicable

AS 1580.402.1

Hot water immersion Not applicable

AS 4822 Appendix F

Degree of cure Barcol hardness impressor

AS 3894.4 Method D

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Materials

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Analysis of metals and alloys Cast irons; Chromium and chromium alloys; High alloy steels; Nickel and nickel alloys; Tool steels Comparative indication of material grade and alloy type Portable X-ray fluorescence equipment UNS# A13840, A95083, A96063, C36000, C62700, C71300, G43400, C83600, G86200, N06002, N09901, R30605, R30816, S17400, S30300, S30400, S31254, S31600, S31700, S32100, S32205, S32550, S32750, S43100, T 20813, SAE# G4130, G4140, G5200
Material performance evaluation of refractories, ceramics and related materials Silicate glasses Microhardness of glass beads Not applicable

ASTM E 384

up to 9.8 N

Metallic corrosion evaluation Aluminium and aluminium alloys Corrosion resistance; Intergranular corrosion resistance Mass loss after exposure to nitric acid (NAMLT test); Not applicable ASTM G67; ASTM G66 5000 Series Aluminium Alloys
Aluminium and aluminium alloys; Austenitic, duplex and nickel-chromium alloys; Copper and copper alloys; Ferrous materials Salt spray resistance Neutral salt spray (NSS) ASTM B117, AS 2331.3.1, ISO 9227
Austenitic, duplex and nickel-chromium alloys Pitting corrosion resistance Ferric chloride pitting

ASTM G48 Method A

Intergranular attack or end grain pitting on metals caused by aircraft chemical processes; Intergranular corrosion resistance Acidified copper sulfate exposure - Mony-Penny-Strauss; Copper-copper sulfate-sulfuric acid; Ferric sulfate - Sulfuric acid; Nitric acid; Nitric acid exposure - Huey; Oxalic acid etch

AS 2038 Section 6,Section 7; AS 2205.10.1;  ASTM A262 Practices A,B,C,E, ASTM G28 Method A; ASTM F2111 Sections 7.4, 7.5, 7.6

Detrimental intermetallic phase Charpy V-notch - Impact value; Ferric chloride corrosion test; Sodium hydroxide etch test

ASTM A923 Methods A,B,C

Chemical corrosion treatment materials Adhesion Not applicable

AS 3894.9 Methods A, B, C, ASTM D3359 Methods A, B

Chemical corrosion treatment materials; Plating Coating mass Dissolution - Strip, weigh and analytical

AS 2331.2.1,AS 4680 Appendix G2

Coating mass Dissolution - Strip, weigh and analytical

AS 1627.6 Appendix B4

Coating thickness Microscopic examination

AS 2331.1.1, AS 1214 Appendix A; ASTM B487

Copper and copper alloys Dezincification resistance Classical

AS 2345

Stress corrosion resistance Mercurious nitrate

AS 2136 and ASTM B154 

Metallographic evaluation of metals and alloys Aluminium and aluminium alloys Anodising thickness Not applicable

AS 1231 Section 7.2, ASTM B487, ISO 1463

Depth of cladding Microscopic examination

ASTM B487

Depth of surface defects Microscopic examination

ASTM E3

Phase identification and proportion Microscopic examination

ASTM E562

Grain size Microscopic examination

AS 1733, ASTM E112, ISO 643

Austenitic, duplex and nickel-chromium alloys; Magnesium alloys; Nickel and nickel alloys; Titanium and titanium alloys Grain size Microscopic examination

AS 1733, ASTM E112, ISO 643

Phase identification and proportion Microscopic examination

 ASTM E562

Depth of surface defects Microscopic examination

ASTM E3

Copper and copper alloys Depth of surface defects Microscopic examination

ASTM E3

Grain size Microscopic examination

AS 1733, ASTM E112, ISO 643

Phase identification and proportion Microscopic examination

ASTM E562

Ferrous materials Embrittlement Not applicable

ASTM A143

Grain size Microscopic examination

AS 1733, ASTM E112, ISO 643

Non-metallic inclusion content Microscopic examination

AS 2197

Case depth and depth of decarburisation Hardness traverse; Macroscopic examination; Microscopic examination

AS 1982 Sections 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, AS 2003 Sections 6.1, 6.2, ASTM F2328, ISO 2639, ISO 3754, SAE J423, 

Non-metallic inclusion content Macroscopic examination; Microscopic examination

AS 2087, ASTM E45 Section 5.1.3

Graphite type and distribution in cast irons Microscopic examination

ISO 945

Phase identification and proportion Microscopic examination

ASTM E562

Detection of iron on passivated steel - Contamination test Copper sulfate; Potassium ferricyanide nitric acid

ASTM A380 Sections 7.2.5.3 and 7.3.4, ASTM A967 Practices D and E

Depth of surface defects Microscopic examination

ASTM E3

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