ARL Laboratory Services Pty Ltd


Mechanical Division

Accreditation No.


Site No.


Date of Accreditation

12 Oct 2010


Unit 13 - 14, 55-61 Pine Road
Yennora, NSW 2161


Mr Rizwan Ali P: +61 (02) 96811316


Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

Mechanical Division

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Evaluation of mechanical performance of pressure equipment Metallic storage vessels; Pressure vessels Hydrostatic pressure Not applicable AS 4037 Section 17 Up to 200 MPa
Piping; Pressure fittings; Valves Hydrostatic pressure; Leakage Not applicable AS 1210 Clauses 5.10 to 5.14,
AS 2885.5 sections 6.2, 6.5, 6.7
AS 4037 Section 17 to 21,
AS 4041 clauses 6.7, 6.7, 6.8,
ASME B31.3 sections 345.4, 345.5 and 345.6
up to 200 MPa

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Manufactured Goods

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Material performance evaluation of metal products Fixtures and components Tensile properties Not applicable in-house method MQTP-310

50 N to 1000 kN

Metal foil and screens; Welded test specimens Hardness Rockwell - Scale B; Rockwell - Scale C

AS 1815.1, ASTM E 18

B and C Scales

Prepared metallic test specimens Bending properties Simple bend AS 2505.2.1

50 to 1000 kN 

Prepared metallic test specimens; Tubing/piping Compression Not applicable in-house method MQTP-321
Prepared metallic test specimens; Tubing/piping; Welded test specimens Shear strength Not applicable AS 2205.8.1, AS 2205.8.2, AS/NZS 1554.3, AWS D1.1, ISO 15630-2
Prepared metallic test specimens; Welded test specimens Tensile properties All-weld-metal 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

AS 1391, ASME IX QW150, ASTM E8, AWS D1.1, D1.2, ISO 4136

50 to 1000 kN 

Hardness Vickers

AS 1817.1, AS 4291.1, AS/NZS 4291.2, ASTM A370, ASTM E 92, ASTM E 384, ASTM F606, ISO 898-1, ISO 898-2, ISO 3506-1, ISO 3506-2, ISO 6507-1

294 to 980 N

Hardness Brinell

AS 1816.1, ASTM E10

1 to 29.4 kN

Impact resistance Charpy - Assessment of fracture appearance; Charpy V-notch - Impact value

AS 1544.2, ASTM E23, ISO 9016

at -196°C to ambient

Bending properties Not applicable

AS/NZS 2205.3.1, AS 2205.3.2, AS 2205.3.3 (2003), ASME IX QW 160, AWS D1.1, D1.2, ISO 5173

Reinforcing bar and steel prestressing materials for concrete Bending properties Simple bend AS/NZS 4671 clause 7.2.3
Geometric properties Mass per unit length; Surface geometry AS/NZS 4671 C3.1, C 3.2 & C3.3
Tensile properties Longitudinal tensile AS 4671 Appendix C2
Threaded fasteners, bolts and nuts Breaking load; Proof load Not applicable AS 4291.1,AS/NZS 4291.2, ASTM A370, ASTM F106, ISO 898-1,ISO 898-2, ISO 3506-1, ISO 3506-2 50 N to 1000 kN
Tubing/piping Flattening properties Not applicable AS/NZS 1163 Section 10, ASTM A370, ASTM A450
Welded test specimens Macroscopic examination Macroscopic examination

AS/NZS 2205.5.1, ASME IX QW 183, QW 184, AWS D1.1, D1.2, ISO 17639

Fracture test Macroscopic examination; Visual examination

AS/NZS 2205.4.1, ASME IX QW 182, ISO 9017

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)


Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Analysis of metals and alloys Chromium and chromium alloys; High alloy steels; Low alloy steels; Manganese steels; Nickel and nickel alloys Comparative indication of material grade and alloy type Portable X-ray fluorescence equipment in-house method QTP-131 Including SS303, SS304, SS316, SS321, SS347, SS2205, P1, P5, P11, P91, 410, 420, INCONEL 400, INCONEL 625, 6Mo, 2024-T3 , 6061-T6, UNC 1100, UNC 23000, UNC 70600
Metallic corrosion evaluation Austenitic, duplex and nickel-chromium alloys Pitting corrosion resistance Critical crevice temperature; Critical pitting temperature; Ferric chloride pitting

ASTM G48 Method A

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; Plating Coating mass Dissolution - Strip, weigh and analytical

AS 1627.6 Appendix B4, AS 2331.2.1

Coating thickness Microscopic examination

AS 1214 Appendix A, AS 2331.1.1, ASTM B487

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
Aluminium and aluminium alloys; Austenitic, duplex and nickel-chromium alloys; Copper and copper alloys; Ferrous materials Phase identification and proportion Microscopic examination ASTM E562
Aluminium and aluminium alloys; Austenitic, duplex and nickel-chromium alloys; Copper and copper alloys; Ferrous materials; Magnesium alloys; Nickel and nickel alloys; Titanium and titanium alloys Grain size Microscopic examination AS 1733, ASTM E112, ISO 643
Depth of surface defects Microscopic examination ASTM E3
Austenitic, duplex and nickel-chromium alloys; Ferrous materials Detection of iron on passivated steel - Contamination test Copper sulfate; Potassium ferricyanide nitric acid ASTM A380 Clauses, 7.3.4, ASTM A967 Practices D, E
Ferrous materials Non-metallic inclusion content Macroscopic examination; Microscopic examination

AS 2087 (1977), AS 2197 (1978), ASTM E45 Section 5.1.3

Graphite type and distribution in cast irons Microscopic examination

ASTM A247, ISO 945

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, 

Embrittlement Not applicable


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