Melbourne Mechanical Facility

Accreditation No.


Site No.


Date of Accreditation

21 Sep 2006


23 Loop Road
Werribee, VIC 3030


Mr Douglas Bell P: +61 0491740573


Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

Melbourne Mechanical Facility

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Evaluation of high voltage/power equipment and components - Performance Insulator and conductor fittings; Insulators Mechanical strength

AS 1154 Part 1

Evaluation of load handling, rigging and tensioning systems Shackles Breaking load; Proof load Not applicable

AS 2319, AS 2741

 5 to 1000 kN

Evaluation of mechanical performance of pressure plant, pipelines and equipment Piping Hydrostatic pressure Not applicable

AS 4041 Section 6.7 and ASME B31.3 Section 345 on exposed items to AS/NZS 2885.5 Section 4 

 up to 67 MPa, including on-site tests, up to 67 MPa on exposed items 

AS/NZS 2885.5 Section 4 - excluding where temperature measurement is required

Pressure vessels; Valves Hydrostatic pressure Not applicable

AS 1210 Section 5.10, AS 4037 Section 17

 up to 67 MPa

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Manufactured Goods

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Material performance evaluation of metal products Prepared metallic test specimens; Welded test specimens Hardness Rockwell - Scale B; Rockwell - Scale C

AS 1815.1; ASTM E18;

B and C scales 

Hardness Vickers

AS 1817.1 (ISO 6507) ; ASTM E92

9.8 to 490 N 

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

AS 1544.2; ASTM A370; ASTM E23; ASME IX, Section QW171

 - 196°C to 30°C

Hardness Brinell

AS 1816.1;  ASTM E10; 

9.8 to 490 N and 2.45 to 29.4 kN

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

AS 1391; ASTM A370; ASME IX, Section QW153

0.5 to 500 kN

Reinforcing bar and steel prestressing materials for concrete Bending properties; Tensile properties Longitudinal bend; Longitudinal guided bend; Longitudinal tensile; Re-bend

AS/NZS 4671 clauses 7.22 and 7.23

0.5 to 500 kN

Threaded fasteners, bolts and nuts Proof load Not applicable

AS 4291.1 (ISO 898-1), Clause 9.6, AS 4291.2 and ASTM F606 Clause 3.2.3

0.2 to 1000 kN

Stripping Not applicable

AS 4291.2 (ISO 898-2 Clause 9.1)

0.2 to 1000 kN

Breaking load Not applicable

AS 4291.1 (ISO 898-1), Clauses 9.1, 9.2, 9.4 and ASTM F606 Clause 3.5.1

0.2 to 1000 kN

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


Welded test specimens Macroscopic examination Macroscopic examination

2205.5.1 and ASME IX, Section QW183 and QW184

Fracture test Macroscopic examination; Visual examination

AS/NZS 2205.4.1, ASME Section IX: QW 180, QW 181, QW 182

Bending properties Longitudinal guided bend; Tongue bend; Transverse free bend; Transverse guided bend; Transverse joggle-butt wrap around bend

AS 2205.3.1, AS 2205.3.2, AS 2205.3.3 and ASME IX Section QW160

Mechanical performance evaluation of ladders, racks, scaffolds and supports Ladders Bending properties; Cantilever; Deflection; Dynamic drop; Fittings/foot distortion; Permanent set; Shear; Stability; Static foot friction; Strength; Sway; Torque Not applicable

 AS 1892.1 

Portable ramps for vehicles; Portable trolley jacks; Portable vehicle jacks; Vehicle support stands Deflection; Proof load Not applicable

AS 2538, AS 2615, AS/NZS 2693 and AS 2640,

Jacks and trolley jacks above 40000 kg

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)


Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Metallic corrosion evaluation Austenitic, duplex and nickel-chromium alloys; Ferrous materials Detrimental intermetallic phase Sodium hydroxide etch test  ASTM A923 Method A
Copper and copper alloys Dezincification resistance Classical

AS 2345

Metallographic evaluation of metals and alloys Aluminium and aluminium alloys Grain size Not applicable

AS 1733 and ASTM E112

Austenitic, duplex and nickel-chromium alloys Grain size Not applicable

AS 1733 and ASTM E112

Non-metallic inclusion content Macroscopic examination; Microscopic examination

 ISO 4967

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

AS 1982

Graphite type and distribution in cast irons Not applicable

AS 1830 and AS 1831

Austenitic, duplex and nickel-chromium alloys; Ferrous materials Degree of spheroidisation Not applicable

 ASTM E1181

Copper and copper alloys Grain size Not applicable

AS 1733 and ASTM E112

Ferrous materials Ferrite count Point count ASTM A923 Method A Stainless steels
Nickel and nickel alloys; Titanium and titanium alloys Grain size Not applicable

AS 1733

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